Can I easily transfer files from Mac to Mac with this cable?
Can I easily transfer big files from Mac to Mac? Will it be something as easy as Airdrop? Obviously it will have the cable plugged in, but can I just drag and drop the file somewhere to have it transferred?
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Yes. How easy this is depends on the system version.
Method 1: With all versions of (Mac) OS X, you can transfer files by starting up one of the Macs in Thunderbolt target mode (holding the T key while it starts up) and using that Mac as an external drive.
Method 2: Starting from 10.9 Mavericks, you can also use the Thunderbolt cable to create an IP link between two running computers, and use file sharing.
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