Migration problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thrilla21, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. thrilla21 macrumors newbie

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    So I finally got my new MacBook Pro today and I started the migration process immediately and two hours later is at 11 hours and 34 minutes left. Now it has been jumping back and forth some and I think it's hopefully speeding up. Anyone else have this occur or something similar?
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    That is data dependent, how many Gb are you migrating?
     
  3. thrilla21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not totally sure. It's probably 50-100 word documents and almost 2,000 media files (music, iPhone stuff).
     
  4. thrilla21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now it's at a 13 hours and 3 minutes :(
     
  5. thrilla21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I stopped it. It's 42.4 GB. What should I do?
     
  6. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    You shouldn't have cancelled it... What's the average actual USB 2.0 transfer speed? About 1MB/s? Max is 1.5MB/s.

    Roughly 42,400MB / 1MB/s / 60 seconds per minute / 60 minutes per hour = roughly 11.8 hours at the worst

    42,400 / 1.5MB/s / 60 / 60 = 7.9 Hours at the best
     
  7. thrilla21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Damn. I didn't know. I mostly just wanted my music on there, which I might have figured out an alternate route via Home Sharing. We'll see if that works. And the rest (documents) I'll just do via flash or external hard drive. Right?
     
  8. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

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    That is not always a perfect estimate, sometimes downloads can be much shorter than the estimated time for me, also just let that baby run through the night. Holding it up isn't helping anything
     
  9. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

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    My initial migration was nearly 20 hours. Start it and walk away for a day. I know others have had to wait extensive amounts of time for larger transfers.
     

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