Migration... quickly

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Killerbob, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

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    I am receiving my new 2014 rMBP 13" in a few days, whilst I am traveling. I'll have my 2012 MBA 13", and hence want to "move" from the MBA to the MBP using Migration Assistant. However, my Time Capsule will be at home, and I have to do this "on the road"/in a hotel room.

    Checking Migration Assistant I guess I can do it using WiFi, or by interconnecting the two laptops using Ethernet adapters. I won't be able to use TB, as the reason I am somewhat in a hurry, is that the MBA is going in for repairs due to a broken down TB port...

    I guess I could also TM the MBA onto an external USB unit, and restore back to the MBP.

    Which way would be faster? I have about 200GBs on the MBA...

    Also, are there any ways I haven't thought about? Could I swap the storage for instance?
     
  2. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    When you first turn on the new machine, setup assistant will transfer everything over from the old machine. Ethernet connection between the 2 machines work fine. 200GB really won't take that long.
     
  3. Killerbob thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On the MBA I'll have to use my old USB Ethernet (as the TB port is broken), but on the MBP I have the TB Ethernet adapter. I guess this means the USB Ethernet adapter will limit the transfer. Will it still be faster than WiFi?
     
  4. velvetlounger macrumors member

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    I just migrated my old MBP to my new 13" MBP. I did not buy a thunderbot ethernet adapter at first. It reported a 24 hour transfer over wifi. With 4 hours left on the transfer I plugged in my new ethernet adapter and the transfer completed within 10 minutes.
     
  5. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Yes, the USB ethernet adapter will still be faster than WiFi.
     

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