I might be posting in the wrong location, but hope I can get some solid field back.
I have a MBP that is coming up on it's 4th year and a MBA that will entire it's 3rd year. Looking at replacing both with a new MBP or MBA. Hopefully Apple will come out with a MBA Retina in the next few months.
In the mean time I have to deal with 2 MacBooks of differing age. Both have Mountain Lion and always updated.
Know it is time to especially on my MBA to move things to an external HD because it is getting slow. Most likely because there is litte free drve space.
Used: 214.6 GB
Availiable: 34.54 GB
Musik: 144.75 GB
Movies: 10.23 GB
The most space is taken by music on iTunes with films coming up 2nd. Though films are not in iTunes.
I need to move move the iTunes music to an external to free up the nearly 145 GB of space. That should make the MBA work better.
The problem is how to move things to and external HD with the knowledge that soon I will have to do the same with the MBP. Then eventually move it all over to a new MacBook in 2-3 months. Because files are of differing ages and names I need to be careful not to corrupt them. Although 99% of the musik is from my own DVD's. The MBP has more than 400 GB of musik.
I'm open for suggestions as to the best way to do this all. Or is this so complicated that I need some professional help to get things transferred properly.
Been a Mac user for 20 years so that I have all types of files from the different OS's through the time. OS6 > OS7 > OS8 > OS9 > Cheetah > Puma > Jaguar > Panther > Tiger > Leopard > Snow Leopard > Lion > Mountain Lion. Layer upon layer upon layer.
In the past it was one Mac to another. However, when I got the MBA I became a 2 Mac operation. Now as I look to moving to a new Mac I have to take the past on both systems into one. What's the best way?
Confused? Believe me you're not the only one.
Any advise if greatly appreciated.