Moving data from 1 external to another

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by bigcletus123, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. bigcletus123 macrumors member

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    I'm running OSX 10.7.1. I have an external USB Lacie 750 gig and recently purchased a 2 gig Lacie. Is there a utility to move all the data from the old to the new, besides copy and paste (which would take hours and hours to do ) ??

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Just drag and drop. Sorry, there's no way to speed it up. Hopefully, you have firewire connections, which would be much faster than USB.
     
  3. bigcletus123 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Yea...it's not so much copy and paste, but just opening up a window on both and dragging the contents of one over to the other. 750GB will take a few hours, but like GGJStudios said there is really no way around that. That is a TON of data.

    The process is simple...no need for an app to do it, but it takes a while to execute. :)
     
  5. bigcletus123 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks...its in progress!! The first 20 or so folders, says 13 hours lol. Oh happy me lol.
     
  6. xgman macrumors 601

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  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It still won't speed up the transfer.
     

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