Transferring data question

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

  1. HighEndMac macrumors regular

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    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?

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    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

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    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

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    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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