#421757 - 03/31/0905:44 AMFireWire vs File Sharing
I want to move a large amount of data from my Mac Mini to my Imac. It's 1.5 to 3 gigabytes worth of data. So would it be better to transfer the data using a FireWire cable between both machines or just setting up File Sharing between both machines and moving it that way. How long would it take to transfer over a gigabite's worth of data from a Mac Mini to an older IMac?
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
Depending on the wireless speed (I'm assuming that the iMac has only 802.11b which is slow) Even 802.11g is half the speed as Ethernet at 100Mb/s (also assuming the iMac is limited to 100Mb/s - the Mini has Gigabit ethernet). Firewire400 is going to give you the fastest transfer speed at 400Mb/s maximum.
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