Migrating to a 27"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Slovig, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Slovig macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2007
    So last night I bought a 27" iMac, base model for $1599 with student discount. I get it into my room, unbox it (will post pics later), rejoice that it fits on my current desk, and I turn it on. I start going through the migration assistant process, doing it wireless, because I remembered when I got my new Macbook, that the wireless only took about 6 hours. Well not this time, I wake up this morning, and notice I still have another 16 hours to go. Now this wouldn't matter, except for the fact that I need the files to finish writing a paper due Tuesday. I finally found some spare Cat5e cable, and was wondering if there was a way for me to pause the migration to switch transfer methods. I was reading that MA is now fail proof, where as if it gets interrupted, it'll let you resume. If so, I was just going to unplug my router, let it detect the ethernet, an continue that way. Any ideas?

  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I have never been, even after the supposed reports of MA being fail proof, successful at stopping MA midway. You may actually find though if you do stop it and have to start over that the direct connection would be best. I would do that always if I could. The only time I didn't was with my MBAir as I didn't have the adapter yet.

    Congrats on your purchase.
  3. Slovig thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2007
    That's what I was thinking. Canceling it will do no harm, correct? Also, no nothing about firewire, but I know it's fast. The iMac has Firewire 800. Offhand, I don't know which one my MacBook has. It's the Alu MacBook, not MBP. Because it would be quickest if I were to buy a Firewire cable to transfer, correct?

    And thanks!


    EDIT: I just realized the Unibody Macbook doesn't have firewire. So then ethernet would be my fastest transfer option, right? And I did cancel halfway through, but it did copy certain things, when I go back to do a full transfer, should I first do a fresh install of OS X on my iMac? Or will it not matter?

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