target disk mode

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  1. macman43 macrumors newbie

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    i need to do a target disk mode transfer between my white imac and 13 inch mbp. i need to know what cable to buy and how to do this transfer thanks for any help
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    White iMacs come in many fashions, the early models (G5) had only Firewire 400, but the newer ones had also FW800, so depending on what Firewire port you have on the iMac, you need either a 6-pin to 9-pin cable (FW400 to FW800 for the uMBP)
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    or a 9-pin to 9-pin cable
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    iMac Firewire ports

    Firewire 800 port
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    Firewire 400 port
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    uMBP Firewire 800 port
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  4. macman43 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you the imac is [​IMG] this one 400 can you show me a place to get a good cable in the us
     
  5. Z06jerry macrumors regular

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