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HT1661: How to use and troubleshoot FireWire target disk mode

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HT1661 Problems mounting Imac in target disk mode on retina laptop with a solid state drive as host

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I'm trying to use an Imac in target disk mode to copy files from it to a new retina display laptop with a solid state drive, but the target drive will not mount even tho it does start in target disk mode. I have all the proper firewire connection. The Imac will not respond for more than a few minutes before crashing when started from its own system. I would like to salvage a few files from it before I perform a clean install of the system.

Anyone has any idea why it wont mount in Target mode onto the retina laptop? Help!

Thanks in advance. :-)

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Imac with OS X.6

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