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Transfer from T61 to T530

2013-03-30, 18:48 PM

I currenly have a Thinkpad T61 (XP).  I just bought a new Thinkpad T530 (Win 7)

 

What's the best way to transfer my data between the two.

 

I have an external portable HD, but I also have an Ultra Bay HDD adapter from the T61,

 

Would it be easier to just remove the HD from the T61 and put it in the Ultra bay adapter and load into the T530 and just start copying?

 

What is the story with the System Migration assistant? 

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated?

 

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Re: Transfer from T61 to T530

2013-03-31, 0:34 AM

You'll need to use the external HD.  The Ultrabay adapter from a T61 won't work in a T530. - they are 5 design generations apart.


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Re: Transfer from T61 to T530

2013-03-31, 21:26 PM
If you have a T530 ultrabay adapter, it can read the T61 disk

Rich


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Re: Transfer from T61 to T530

2013-03-31, 23:15 PM
I have the T61 adapter. When I was researching the new 530. The sales chat rep said the T61 Ultra bay HDD would work. But I was also looking to see if there was an easy way to make sure everything transferred. I know most of the installed programs wouldn't.
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