Transfer data between iMacs via FireWire

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Slinkington, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Slinkington macrumors member

    Slinkington

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    Is this possible? Basically I'm thinking if I set up two iMacs side by side and connect them with a firewire cable you'll be able to swap data between them. Is this the case? Or am I wrong?

    Thanks for any help. :)
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    It will work, but you have to turn on file sharing on at least one of the Macs. It'll show up as a networked Mac on the other.
     
  3. Slinkington thread starter macrumors member

    Slinkington

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  4. boraxatude macrumors member

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    An alternative would be to boot up one of the iMacs as a target drive by holding down the "T" as you power it up. This will be faster way to transfer files.
     

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