Transferring data question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HighEndMac, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. HighEndMac macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2011
    I am planning on transferring my itunes media (around 80GB) from my 2008 MBP to my new rMBP using an Ethernet cable.

    First is this the best way to transfer itunes data?


    Second, how long would this take on average? (I know bandwidth and other factors can influence these number but just an average)
  2. Trey M macrumors 6502a

    Trey M

    Jul 25, 2011
    If you have an external hard drive or the means to borrow/purchase one I think that would be an easier solution. You can drag and drop your iTunes library onto the drive and once it's done transferring it should be a very easy drag and drop to your Retina MBP.
  3. Urban Spaceman macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2012
    I've always liked using Target Disk Mode for this type of transfer, but this would require a firewire adapter for the rMBP.

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