Transfer data between PowerPC iMac and late 2012 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BA Baracus, May 25, 2013.

  1. BA Baracus macrumors member

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    My 2005 PowerPC isight iMac is ageing.

    If I decide to take the plunge and order a new late 2012 iMac how do I transfer the 250GB of data from my old machine to the new one quickly and easily preferable via a wired solution - noting the lack of thunderbolt on the old machine and lack of firewire on the new one.

    A firewire/thunderbolt adapter that Apple sells might not work because the old iMac is firewire 400 and not 800. They don't make this easy!

    Look forward to your advice.

    Many thanks and best regards.
     
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    What about using the Gigabit Ethernet port with a Cat5e or Cat6 cable?

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  4. BA Baracus thread starter macrumors member

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    Many thanks all.

    I think the ethernet cable will work and is the way to go.

    Thanks for the prompt replies.

    Best regards.
     
  5. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Just did ethernet on mine a few days ago. Works like a champ. Enjoy your new box!
     

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