Question About Migration From Old MBP to New MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CodeSpyder, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. CodeSpyder macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    I got the email today about migration. My plan is to migrate from my old MBP with Thunderbolt 1 to my new MBP with Thunderbolt 3. My plan was to buy a Thunderbolt 3-to-2 adapter and then hook that up to my old MBP with a Thunderbolt cable. Apple's procedure is to get a USB C-2-gigabit ethernet adapter and a Thunderbolt-2-gigabit ethernet adapter and connect using ethernet. Will my plan work? The reason I ask is that there's a huge wait time for the USB C-2-gigabit ethernet adapter. There's also a wait time for the Thunderbolt 3-to-2 adapter, but it's less of a wait and should arrive before the new MBP does. I think.
  2. largefarrva macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2012
    Do you have time machine backups anywhere? Because that's the fastest way to transfer data. You can also use the migration assistant to move your data via wifi as well. Here's an article to tell you the different ways to do it.
  3. Meicyn macrumors regular


    Dec 22, 2007
    I would recommend just doing Migration Assistant over WIFI. It'll take a lot longer, but you don't have to purchase anything.
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Agreed. Use your backup to migrate your data. If you don't keep a backup, start keeping a backup.
  5. cmaier macrumors G5

    Jul 25, 2007
    Definitely go from a time machine back up or disk backup (like from super duper or carbon copy cloner). Faster, and my experience with machine to machine migration is that it has a high likelihood of stalling near the end for a very long time, meaning a very long time during which you can't use either machine for productive work.
  6. Clint_Barton macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2016
    Could i just pull my SSD out of my old computer and put it in an enclosure and use a USB a to c cable to connect it to my new computer?
  7. cmaier macrumors G5

    Jul 25, 2007
    Yes, assuming the ssd is removable in your old model. is a decent resource for SSD enclosures and transfer kits and such.
  8. Clint_Barton macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2016
    yes it is a MX200 SSD, and i already have an enclosure, as well as a usb A to C cable
  9. Tayljones6, Oct 29, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2016

    Tayljones6 macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2016
    If it has a removable sad drive, yes. I would go with at least a usb 3 for external use and if you don't plan on keeping the old one then you will have extra storage for travel.

    Me personally will be pulling my 2008 HD and putting it in a external case to copy personal items since I plan to do a clean install of everything. Since it is 2TB i will keep it on me for a month or so to make sure I have everything then reformat and patron 1TB for Time Machine and 1TB for windows 10.

    I have been swapping HD in my computer for years and it is really helpful using a HD vs flash drive.

    The reason of the clean install is over the years I have updated and shaped out programs and it bogs down my computer. depending on how well you keep our computer organized it might be faster to go that way so you don't have a cluttered system.

    A clean install is a term when you pretty much start from scratch. In my case I would install all the programs I use and re setup everything. After that I would copy my files over like documents, photos,music and movies. That is why i don't erase the original one incase I forget something

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