Old Mac Pro to new IMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Coffeeguy320, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Coffeeguy320 macrumors newbie

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    Was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. I got a new iMac and want to migrate everything from my older Mac book pro. Would USB 2.0 work with the 3.0. Would there be a better way to migrate? Through my network? FireWire to thunderbolt? Thanks for your help!
     
  2. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you can use USB2 into the USB3 port, USB2 speed only. An adapter for FireWire to Thunderbolt would be faster. Please only use wifi as a last resort ---that takes f o r e v e r! --At least it did with my brother's Mini, yikes!
     
  3. Gelite55 macrumors regular

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    New iMac's kicks the Mac Pro's a**. Even the 12 core one doesn't have a 680 GFX card. Apple will probably kill off the Mac Pro in the future. Too long without an update. Their clearly encouraging you to buy a iMac.
     
  4. Coffeeguy320 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Thanks! It's actually for my daughter. As a photography major, she has killed her Mac book with all of the photography programs. I'm pretty computer illiterate myself--word processing, email, browsing and iTunes suits my needs. I'm hoping this computer gets her into her professional life.
     
  5. Gelite55 macrumors regular

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    You're welcome! I'm getting a 27" with the i7 and 680mx. This thing is gonna be a Lamborghini!

    It should be more than enough for what she needs.
     

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