Question re transferring data

JPS127

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Oct 23, 2013
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2 Questions:

I intend to give my early 2015 MBP to a family member, and will need to port over the entire contents and settings to a 2018 MBP. What cable will I need to do this with?

She has a 2012 MBP and will be porting over her data to my early 2015. What cable will she need?

And, if you can help, thanks in advance!
 

BrianBaughn

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Data can get screwed up via Migration Assistant and/or macOS upgrades even in the best of situations. I agree that external drives (one for each) should be used…and I would use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone each of the two older computer hard drives to the two externals, then migrate to a clean install of macOS during setup using the externals.

The clones will assure that you still have all data from the original computers.
 

JPS127

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Oct 23, 2013
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I actually just received an answer from Apple re the correct cable to use, so I'm good to go!