Transfering Data

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jmufellow, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. jmufellow macrumors regular

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    I'm planning on buying a new iMac soon. I will want to transfer my data from my old 1.33 GHz G4 ibook to my new iMac via an ethernet cable. Will I need a crossover cable or will a regular ethernet cable work??

    The reason why I ask this is because I looked on apple's page where they list which macs require a crossover cable, and the ibook is listed as both requiring a crossover cable and not requiring one.

    The first list says that ibooks (with dual USB and later) don't require a crossover cable. But then the second list says that the "ibook" and the "firewire ibook" do require a crossover cable.

    My ibook has 2 USB ports and a firewire port, so which list is right? See the picture I included...
     
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    why not get a Firewire cable and use Migration Assistant to transfer your data? Worked like a charm when I moved from my eMac to MacBook
     
  3. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    Your iBook has Dual USB, so you should be fine. The first iBooks did not have Firewire, IIRC.

    But as other poster said, why not get a firewire cable?
     
  4. jmufellow thread starter macrumors regular

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    Because I already have an ethernet cable. I don't want to have to buy a firewire cable to use just once.
     

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