What cable do I need?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jjfcpa, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. jjfcpa macrumors member

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    Just ordered a MBP 17 and I'm currently using a MBP 15 unibody. What cable will I need to run the migration wizard to transfer my apps and data to the new 17 incher?
     
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  3. DavieBoy macrumors 6502

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    A firewire (either 800/9 pin to 800/9 pin or 800/9 pin to 400/6 pin). You can now also use any ethernet cable which you probably can borrow from your router...
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    You just need a 9 pin firewire 800 cable.

    It looks like this.
     
  5. jjfcpa thread starter macrumors member

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    I was thinking that the MBP 15" only had firewire 400?
     
  6. jofus macrumors member

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    The 15" Unibody only has 800. The previous generation had 400 and 800.
     
  7. jjfcpa thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the information and the recommendations.
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Ethernet should work, but Firewire 800 is best.
     

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