Migrating from a Mac Mini to MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sammyAD, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. sammyAD macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2007
    I'm eagerly waitng for my new MBP to arrive, so i thought i might aswell get all my gear together before it arrives. I already have 4GB RAM ready and waiting, but i have a few queries about migrating the data from my current Mac...

    1) what cable will I need? a simple 6 pin to 6 pin firewire? or 6 to 4 pin? is there any speed difference?

    2) As i understand when i first boot up my new MBP it should ask me if i want to migrate my settings. Is this right? can i migrate later if for some reason i cant do it on first boot? or will this mess up any settings?

    3) Are there any issues with migrating from tiger -> leopard? and what content gets ported over? (iTunes library? movies? documents? all data? or just apps and settings?)
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    1) 6 to 6 (as far as I know, no speed difference, but no Mac has a 4 pin FW)
    2) Yes, and yes (open up migration assistant in utilities).
    3) No, all data except system files.
  3. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    There is no speed difference between 4 and 6 pin firewire as iToast pointed out, but
    A: There are no macs that have the 4 pin connector
    B: There is a power difference, which is mooted by your situation

    So, 6-6 FW cable.

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