2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 2:53 PM by Scott Mosher
Scott Mosher Level 1 Level 1

Hi. Trying to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2011 model) to my Mac Pro (desktop, 2008) - the MacBook Pro doesn't have a traditioanl Firewire port.

Quad-Core Intel Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6

    It sounds like you want to use Target Disk Mode, which is not possible without a FireWire port.


    However, if you have a network, just connect both computers to your network.  Then on the MacBookPro, enable Sharing  (System Preferences > Sharing) and then on your Mac Pro connect to your MacBookPro from either Go > Connect to Server or via the Finder (Sidebar, look under Devices for the name of your MacBook Pro).   Note: or, you could do the reverse, sharing your MacPro and connecting to it from your MacBookPro.


    If you don't have a network, you should just be able to connect an ethernet cable between the two computers and follow the sharing procedure I mentioned above.

  • Scott Mosher Level 1 Level 1

    The MacBook doesn't have a firewire port. And the ethernet port is being used by the modem for the internet. I'm trying to avoid using the Network as I always get privilege and permission issues with certain files/folders once transfered...