Transfering info from an old mac to a new one?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Gfog, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Gfog macrumors member

    May 16, 2006
    I know that you can directly connect to macs together with firewire, but my problem is that im not goin to have my old one as im selling it, so u was just wondering if there was a program or something that took all the nercessary stuff and could store it on an ipod or something similar, i suppose i could just store everything i want transfered over on the ipod anyway manually and then transfer it over to my new machine.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
  3. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2006
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    just a word of caution. i had done that. got the "successful clone" message, thought all was ok, but when i opened it up on the new powerbook, almost none of my applications made it over. which is fine for the most part, but it was a bit bothersome.
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    How much Data are we talking about? If it's 20gb or something then perhaps DVD's might be a solution (buy a DVD burner).

    If you are going bigger the easiest solution is an external HD. As for more cost effective measures you are going to be looking at very slow and boring media (copying to CD-ROMs).

    How big is the HD of the old computer?
  5. Gfog thread starter macrumors member

    May 16, 2006
    cheers for the replys guys! my excisting hard drive is 40gb so maybe an external hard would be the best, i suppose its something I can always use in the future anyway. Has anyone had any experience with maxtor external hard drives?

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