Which cable for migration

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

  1. sebearstian macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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 68040

    Brookzy

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    UK
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    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

    gwang73

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    Yup. TB is super fast. Had about 350gb of files on my 2012 rMBP and it only took 45 minutes!
     

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