transferring data from old macbook to new macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pizzicato, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. pizzicato macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2008
    #1
    Would it be quicker simply connecting the two macbooks using a firewire cable or should I transfer data to an external hard drive using Superduper, and then transferring to the new macbook?

    By the way, the external hard drive has a USB 2.0 connection.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. movieboy23 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    #2
    i would restart the old macbook in target disk mode by holding down 't' at startup and then connect a firewire cable between the two computers. From there, you'll be able to transfer over all of your old data to your new computer.
     
  3. movieboy23 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    #3
    also, when you do this, the old macbook will simply appear as an external hd on the desktop of your new macbook. happy computing!
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2002
    Location:
    Langley, Washington
    #4
    Target Disk Mode and the Firewire Cable, or use the built in Migration Manager and use FireWire.

    TEG
     
  5. chipchen macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2002
  6. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2007
    Location:
    Syracuse, NY
    #6
    Firewire, and if you haven't done it yet, the new MacBook will ask you shortly after start-up if you have files you want to import from another computer. Just say yes.
     

Share This Page