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    Firewire 800 vs ethernet
    Any thoughts on pros/cons of using my ethernet cable, vs. buying a Firewire 800 cable to connect two MacBooks? I'm migrating the data from my old MacBook to a new MacBook Pro.

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    I would advise using firewire. I have done this with my computer and my new Unibody MacBook and firewire is fast and hassle free.

    Let me know how it goes!

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    Thanks! I'll let you know.

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    With migration it's much simpler to use Firewire

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    Migration using Ethernet falls under the category of "Science Project".
    By the time you figure out how to make it work, you could have migrated 3 times via firewire.

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