ethernet vs thunderbolt for migration
If using migration assistant to transfer system from old macbook pro with thunderbolt port to new macbook pro with thunderbolt port, is it better to use wired ethernet connection or thunderbolt connection for the migration? Which is faster?
- Asked by Alan F from Cloverdale
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3 Answers from the Community
I recently did some experimenting with the migration assistant. The source machine is a 2011 MacBook Air and the target machine is a 2012 Macbook Pro Retina. The data transferred is 127gb.
Wireless. 4.7 hours
Ethernet direct. 1.7 hours
Thunderbolt. 10 minutes
All three techniques resulted in a flawless transfer of data, settings, etc. the software just works, and the a thunderbolt technology makes it crazy fast.
- Answered by Gary O from Broomfield
Thanks. I did use thunderbolt and it was a good/fast solution. Took about 27 minutes for migration of 200 gb
- Answered by Alan F from Cloverdale
thunderbolt, however it will be more expensive
- Answered by Alex T