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TOPIC: Transfer data & media from Power Mac G5 (June 2004) to Mac Pro 3,1 (Early 2008)

Transfer data & media from Power Mac G5 (June 2004) to Mac Pro 3,1 (Early 2008) 07 Oct 2014 12:51 #53762

Hi, can you tell me the best way of tansferring data & media files from a 2TB Western Digital Caviar (WD2001FASS) on a Power Mac G5 (June 2004) Dual 2Ghz SuperDrive 9455LL/A with one FireWire 800 port, two FireWire 400 ports (one on front); three USB 2.0 ports (one on front), two USB 1.1 ports (on keyboard); AGP 8X Pro slot with graphics card installed, including ADC connector and DVI connector; Networking Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet and 56K V.92 modem System software is Mac OSX 10.5.8 Leopard - On to a MacPro 3,1 (Early 2008) MA970LL/A “Eight Core” 2.8 with 5 (2.0) USB Ports 2 (400), 2 (800) Firewire Ports Memory 14GB, Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, Conectivity Airport Extreme 802.11a/b/g and draft-n (n-enabled) 2x Gigabit Ethernet Optional 56K V.92 USB modem System software is Mac OSX 10.6.3 Snow Leopard which is connected to Cinema HD Display 23-inch widescreen M9178B/A Input DVI-D.
Does the Power Mac G5 need to be connected to a keyboard & mouse whilst carrying out this operation as well as it’s own separated Apple Cinema Display? What cables & adapters would i need, how would I be able to have the Power Mac G5/2TB Western Digital Caviar (WD2001FASS) be shown as an icon on the MacPro 3,1 (Early 2008) MA970LL/A “Eight Core” 2.8 connected to Cinema HD Display 23-inch widescreen M9178B/A Input DVI-D or is it easier for me to remove a 2TB Western Digital Caviar (WD2001FASS) and put in any one of Mac Pro 3,1 expansion bays? I look forward to your solution.

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Transfer data & media from Power Mac G5 (June 2004) to Mac Pro 3,1 (Early 2008) 07 Oct 2014 16:14 #53767

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- Run an Ethernet cable between them and do a LAN transfer (slower transfer speeds).

- Take the drive out of the G5, put it in one of the Mac Pro's internal drive bays (fastest transfer speeds).

I'd think anything else would be too much like work...
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