770 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2009 10:10 AM by The hatter
Since you say you have backups, I would connect the two Macs together with a Firewire cable and use Migration Assistant. Since you are changing architecture from PowerPC to Intel in your migration, I would suggest installing any applications on the new Mac Pro first. With backups you should be able to recover if Migration Assistant causes any problems. Firewire will move your data faster then ethernet.
The Mac Pro has four SATA drive bays. Sometimes you can just pop in and copy everything, but in the end you need to reformat if it is going to stay there.
I would definitely backup the Mac Pro system first. Better yet, Apple includes lower end desktop drives, keep it for backup and invest in even a $69 WD 640GB for your system drive.