Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2013 5:34 PM (in response to aquestionortwo)
Not sure you can daisy chain a tb drive and then a tb to ethernet adapter. Are you getting a retina model as they have 2 tb ports.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 11:03 AM (in response to LowLuster)
I am getting a retina, so would have those 2 TBolt ports. But I guess what I am curious is, then how would I hook up the old Mac Pro to transfer the files held there internally (2+ TB) to a future external TBolt drive attached to the MBP?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 11:57 AM (in response to aquestionortwo)
If you have 2tb+ of data no matter what connection type you use it is going to take quit a while to transfer that data.
You really only have one option and that is ethernet.
If the mac pro doesn't have gigabit ethernet it is going to take even longer.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 12:20 PM (in response to LowLuster)
I have the earliest Mac Pro and it has dual Gigabit Ethernet ports so it ought to work. Gigabit Ethernet is still faster than USB 2 and FireWire 400.
Since it's so easy to take drives out of a Mac Pro, the other option is to spend about $40-80 on a dock with USB 3 and stick 'em in there to do the transfer.
USB 3 will be nice and fast on a new MacBook Pro, even if not as fast as Thunderbolt.
I like to have a dock anyway for backups, since backing up to bare drives is cheaper than buying fully encased externals.