New MacBook 2017 - Migration Assistant

LixLev

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So my brand new 2017 Macbook (i7/512/16) arrives on Monday and I'm very excited. I'm planning on using migration assistant to transfer everything across from my old Macbook Pro 2011.

I already bought the HooToo shuttle USB hub but it doesn't have Ethernet. What is the best way for me to do the Migration. My Dad says he can lend me his Apple USB 2.0 to Ethernet adapter that he uses with his MacBook Air, does anyone know if that will still work if I plug it into the hub, or do I need to go and buy a USB-C to Ethernet instead?

Many thanks in advance.
 

Precursor

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I did migration from my 12" macbook to my 15" MBP via wifi network and it went very smooth and incredibly fast.
 

Precursor

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It was around 200-220 GB, took me less than 20 minutes, maybe much less since I thought it'd take a very long time and came back 20 minutes later to find it already finished.
 

Mike Boreham

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It was around 200-220 GB, took me less than 20 minutes, maybe much less since I thought it'd take a very long time and came back 20 minutes later to find it already finished.
200 GB transferred by wifi in less than 20 minutes doesn't sound right to me. EDIT...reading up on this maybe it could....much faster than my wifi!

LixLev, another way is to clone your old mac to a USB external and connect that to the new mac for Setup Assistant to find and migrate from.

Setup Assistant is what runs when you first turn on a brand new mac, and after doing the initial set up it asks you to you want to migrate from anything. This is preferable to using Migration Assistant later as it avoids having to create a temporary user account to get it up and running before using Migration Assistant. Not disaster to use MA later but I always try to use SA.
 
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joeob

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Got my new 12-inch MacBook today. Hooked my old Pro and it together via Wifi. Prepared for the worst and a world of pain but it worked an absolute treat. 150gb over in less than hour. No conflicts, no errors - it 'just worked'. Magic.
 
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