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Having trouble migrating from macbook Pro to macbook Air?

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Johnfx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 15, 2011 10:36 AM

Apple has kind of messed up with migration from older laptops to Macbook Air. With 140 GB to transfer onto my new Macbook Air, I took a big gulp when my new Air told me casually that it would take about 36 hours to migrate my stuff from my Pro to the new Air over the wireless network. OK, so I have a slow network, sue me. Apple's technical help was no help, and that's getting pretty common. The solution? A data transfer USB cable (PCMACLINK2   USB to USB Data Transfer Cable for Windows and Mac, Startech). A simple USB-USB connection and data transfer rates of around 480 MBS. I think we are good to go. BTW, why didn't Apple release a Firewire/Thunderbolt dongle? Making a new set of dongles for every new Mac seems to be de rigeur these days, so why not add one more? Oh, and Apple doesn't seem to carry a data transfer cable. FAIL!

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