On times when you have an old Mac consisting all of the OS X, important documents, system applications, non-Apple software etc. and you are prepared to bring a new Mac at home, then you might look after several techniques to copy the entire hard drive of the old Mac onto the new Mac OS X. Creating a copy of the old Mac hard drive will definitely save great amount of time rather installing those applications on the new Mac. What foremost is required to organize the best way of doing so? Let's us look upon the best possible options available that can create a Xerox copy of the drive including OS X, system software and third-party utilities.
- Sync the two Macs: - Looks best to synchronize two Macs and allow copying of files and folders from one to another. However, doing this sounds simple but in actual comprises of several limitations like – the sync may stretch for many hours, even more than 10 hours when copying entire hard drive. The time taken by the sync may lead to more time when data transfer is done manually. Other than time consuming task, the sync also contributes to the poor performance of the Mac and is error-prone. For effective transfer of data using the Migration Assistance the Ethernet or the Wi-Fi need to be faster than average speed.
- Target Disk Mode and cloning: Follow the below steps to transfer the data between two Macs with much ease: