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March 20th, 2008, 07:48 PM
I want to transfer my website data developed on Dreamweaver from an external APS drive that is connected to a PowerPC 8600 upgraded to a G3 running OS 8.6 to a Powerbook G4 running OS X 10.4.11. What is the best way for me to accomplish this, and are there any issues that I might encounter? Do I need some kind of cable to connect the two computers and what happens with the mismatch of the system softwares?
Thanks for advice in advance.
March 20th, 2008, 09:45 PM
Low End Mac is an excellent resource for using older macs. Here's an article they had with several transfer methods:
March 20th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Thanks for the posting. That was very useful. One piece of it, perhaps the most useful to me, was not completely spelled out. In the article it said:External "SCSI or FireWire drive: Connect the external drive and transfer your data." The data is indeed on an external SCSI drive. But how do I connect that to my laptop which doesn't have a SCSI port??
Thank you again.
March 20th, 2008, 10:25 PM
You would need a SCSI to USB converter, like:
If you decide to get one of those, make sure it will work with your system.
March 20th, 2008, 10:47 PM
March 22nd, 2008, 04:38 AM
You can also try to setup a network between the mac's. You only need a cross-cable (very cheap - but not a straight = 1-1 cable). This will transfer you files quickly.
Good luck, Kees