Which cable for migration

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sebearstian, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. sebearstian macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2014
    Hi my 2016 TB MBP13 is coming next week. I will be transferring my stuff over from my 2014 and wonder which cable I will need.
  2. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    The fastest solution would be to use a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter connected to a Thunderbolt cable. The Thunderbolt 3 end will connect to your new MacBook Pro and the Thunderbolt cable will connect to your old one. This isn't a cheap solution, however. But it is by far the fastest.

    This is the only real option you have for a cabled transfer*.

    Other options are Wi-Fi (but very slow) or to transfer your stuff to a USB hard drive and copy it to your new one using a USB-C to USB adapter.

    *You could use a mish-mash of adapters involving ethernet but this would be slower and more expensive than the Thunderbolt solution.
  3. gwang73 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    San Francisco Area
    Yup. TB is super fast. Had about 350gb of files on my 2012 rMBP and it only took 45 minutes!

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