Transfer information to new Mac

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  1. iPad Retina macrumors 6502a

    iPad Retina

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    Hello I got a mid 2010 MacBook Pro and want to transfer all the information to the new retina MacBook pro retina without using a back up/ time machine, I've heard you can use Thunderbolt, but the is no Thunderbolt on the mid 2010 MacBook pro, and in order to use FireWire, I need to purchase a adapter.

    For the back up, I will
    Need to get a separate drive, but the MacBook pro mid 2010 only has usb 2.0 and the the retina has 3.0, and the hardrive can only use one or the other, I think.

    How did you transfer your information when you had to transfer your information from your old MacBook to a new MacBook


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. damidget macrumors regular

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    Is the hard drive USB 2.0 or 3.0?
     
  3. iPad Retina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have one yet, if I do get one, which one!
     
  4. dyt1983, Jan 26, 2015
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    edit: To remove personally identifying info not relevant to the conversation.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    OP wrote above:
    [[ I don't have one yet, if I do get one, which one! ]]

    You -should- have an external drive to serve as a backup.
    Unless, of course, you don't intend to store anything of importance on the MacBook drive.

    As mentioned above, you -could- use wireless to do the transfer, but it will be slow, depending on
    -how much- data there is to be transferred.

    I'd try setting up Migration Assistant via wireless in the evening, let it go all night if necessary.

    But again, if you keep "very much of anything" on the MacBook Pro, you should have an external backup drive as well...
     
  6. iPad Retina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What type of sub x.0 do I get then, or it doesn't matter
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    The USB 3.0 drive will be compatible with the older USB 2.0 port, and will be faster when you use as a backup on your new Mac - so get a USB 3.0 drive.
     

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