5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 2, 2013 2:17 PM by OGELTHORPE
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I have just purchased a new Retina MacBook.  My current MacBook is the 2008 model without a Firewire port.  Since the old MacBook does not have Firewire or Thunderbolt, and the new MacBook does not have Ethernet, I am left with Wi-Fi as the migration alternative.  I suspect that this will be a VERY slow procedure.


I do have an external USB 2 hard drive with a full bootable backup.  My question is:  Can I connect this hard drive via USB to the new MacBook and migrate the files? If so, would this be faster than using Wi-Fi? 


Thanks for any advice.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9)