Restore backup vs. Migrate, HD advice

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gsusser, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. gsusser macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2012
    jersey city
    Thanks to all for responding to questions on upgrading iMacs. Hope you don't mind 2 more.

    1. I'm upgrading iMacs to the June 2017 version from mid 2011. What is the best way to transfer files and settings other than a re-install? Is there a difference between using the migrate assistant vs. restoring from a backup? How long should I expect it to take? I have 1.2TB, using a hard-wired FIOS connection - if it makes a difference, I have a 50/20 download/upload speed. Apple support told me 30 minutes. That sounds absurd.

    2. Also on order was placed for a DAS HD array. Any advice on which 3.5" Sata 6TB HD to buy? The external array will be used for media storage and backup.
  2. czacha macrumors member


    Jul 9, 2017

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