Transferring 2tb in media from PC internal drives to MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jterp7, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    I want to move data from my NTFS pc to my MBA through the TBD and some external drive (haven't bought it yet). I realize that if I want to keep the backup HFS+ then the transfer needs to be initiated from the MBA side, i.e. I can't hook up the external drive to the PC because it doesn't write to HFS.

    Is the fastest way connecting them both through the router and then to the TBD to a FW800 external? I suppose its debatable if its worth the extra cost for FW just for the one time transfer vs usb.

    Seagate's TB dock has me tempted to switch away from WD, but the stories of their drives cooking in their enclosures (2010 3tb free agent) has me worried.
  2. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Just share the windows drive and transfer over the network
  3. LordVic macrumors 601

    Sep 7, 2011
  4. jterp7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    heh I already read your original post in my email..I hadn't thought of that as a possibility. Thanks.

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