Old Mac to iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by naftalim, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. naftalim macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2007
    Vancouver, BC
    I am helping a friend migrate from an old G4Mac to an Aluminum iMac. I can probably use Target Disk Mode on the G4 to migrate to the new iMac. However it being only FW400, it can be a bit slow. There is a backup drive with FW400 and FW800 ports. I assume I can either use Migration Assistant to migrate from the Backup Drive to the iMac or Copy the whole backup drive to the iMac. (Backup software is Carbon Copy Cloner)

    What is the best method?

  2. saMac macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2008
    not a fan of migrating

    i usually like to take the time to transfer files manually - it makes me feel good to load up a system and populate it's documents with the utmost care. plus i don't trust backup utilities.

    for this i would use target disk mode, or alternatively ethernet.
  3. toolbox macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    I would either drop and drag things manually, which means it doesn't move over finder settings OR you can use the migration wizard which will do it all for you.

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