A table showing the main choices when using System Migration, and more detail on how the process works.
What if you can’t or don’t want to use Migration Assistant to move your files from your old to a new Mac? Here it can get more complicated. Tips and solutions to help.
The simplest and best way, when it works. But have you considered migrating from a Time Machine backup instead, and what if it doesn’t work when setting up?
Should you leave the Migration Assistant to set your new Mac up? Will it work if the Mac has a T2? What are your options?
Migration is pain: you can spread it out over days or weeks, or get it over with in a much shorter period. Moving your Time Machine backups also requires great care.
Want to connect an external Thunderbolt 3 drive to your Thunderbolt 1 or 2 port? Apple’s adaptor isn’t necessarily the solution.
Desperately seeking a mid-range desktop Mac? Is the iMac out of date and overpriced, and that gap to the iMac Pro too great?
Stepping through key points in the log as Mojave 10.14 starts up. Most of the key waypoints are similar to those in High Sierra.
What happens in your Mac when you press the Power button? Before it loads the EFI firmware, it goes through self-testing, and initialising key chips.
Should you buy a cheap cable to connect your external SSD to a Thunderbolt port, or pay over $/€/£50 for high performance? Here are some test results.