bought a powerbook last night

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  1. moses

    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    but didn't have a firewire cable to xfer data from my ibook to my powerbook. once i get a firewire cable, whats teh best way to do this?

    also, the new powerbook is just bad ass compared to my ibook. 1440x960 is niiiiiice
     
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    Bolicious Handleobraese

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    Why not just transfer wirelessly?
     
  3. MAD PUNK inDC

    MAD PUNK inDC Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    you can move data through many meens, besides firewire. If can even connect the two via ethernet directly and transfer files.
     
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    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    I just figure firewire would be the fastest at 400Mbs
     
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    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    put ibook in target mode, plug it into powerbook, open new mounted drive, transfer files. its handy to have a firewire cable around anyways.
     
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    Bolicious Handleobraese

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    You are waiting days to transfer complete harddrive data that can be transferred in an hour or two at the most :dunno:
     
  7. untoastytoast

    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    just transfer them over your home network. easiest way possible.
     
  8. Inferno

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    I just used my Wireless connection after I got sick of burning all the shit to cd-rws so I found out another way :o
     
  9. moses

    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    using firewire??? i'm gonna use the migration assistant, i went and picked up a firewire cable at lunch today, so i'll see how it goes when i get home.
     
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    it took me about 20-30 minutes to completely transfer the files I needed from my laptop to my desktop (approx. 7gb)
     
  11. samm

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    boot into target disk mode (hold T at startup) and plug in a firewire cable.
     
  12. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    pretty much what we did at work when we got new g5's...one guy tried doing it over the network, but it took him longer than i took using the firewire method...we both had about 40 gigs of files...
     
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    it was going to take about 15 hours to transfer 14 gigs of music to my powerbook :greddy:
     
  14. manchild

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    using what? Wifi?

    I transfered 8 gigs of music to my external Firewire hard drive (using firewire 400) using my iBook G3, and it took like 10 minutes to get it onto the HD, and then like 10 to get it onto another computer
     

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