The Apple Core: MacBook Migration Strategies

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Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 2006, 12:19
Category: The Apple Core

Migration-Assistant.jpgIt’s no secret the I took delivery of my new MacBook Pro notebook this week, and like many of you upgrading to a new mac I was faced with a tough decision: how to migrate my data to the new iron.
One tip: I highly recommend that you name the target hard drive the same name as the source as this saved me tons of problems with file paths on the new Mac. Once you’ve used it for about a week, you can change the target HDD name to whatever you wish.
Typically when I migrate to a new PowerBook, I update the OS on the old machine (the source) and simply drop its hard drive into the new machine (the target). In the MacBook Pro era however, all bets are off. The MBP uses a new Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive replacing the slower Ultra ATA drives from the previous generation PowerBook, so a hard drive swap is out.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


Migration-Assistant.jpgIt’s no secret the I took delivery of my new MacBook Pro notebook this week, and like many of you upgrading to a new mac I was faced with a tough decision: how to migrate my data to the new iron.
One tip: I highly recommend that you name the target hard drive the same name as the source as this saved me tons of problems with file paths on the new Mac. Once you’ve used it for about a week, you can change the target HDD name to whatever you wish.
Typically when I migrate to a new PowerBook, I update the OS on the old machine (the source) and simply drop its hard drive into the new machine (the target). In the MacBook Pro era however, all bets are off. The MBP uses a new Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive replacing the slower Ultra ATA drives from the previous generation PowerBook, so a hard drive swap is out.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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