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I agree with robg
Authored by: designr on Aug 30, '07 09:32:39AM

Having been a Mac consultant for 15 years (20+ year Mac user), I never trust the system Apple installs on a disk at the factory - they mass image the disks, and not always well. Once, I even got a box with a blank disk (and the CPU laying loose on the mother board - I had to plug it in myself). Way too often, the mass formated disk becomes unreadable 2 or 3 months later because the original "format" missed a bunch of bad blocks. I always low level format (zero all data) a disk and lay on a clean system. Sometimes the installer CDs or DVD are unreadable. It's better to get those replaced NOW rather than try to get new one's in a year when you or your client REALLY needs them.

I prefer to manually migrate my own stuff for the same reasons as Robg. For my clients (who don't like change), the Migration Assistant works best if I only migrate the Home directory - nothing else, no network settings, no applications, no nothing! I can't emphasize that more. Try it, you'll see bad mojo.

Also, the Migration Assistant does not like more than 1 source drive. If you hang a bootable Firewire drive on one of the two machines, Migration Assistant almost always hangs. Try it, you'll see bad mojo.

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I agree with robg
Authored by: Deut3221 on Aug 31, '07 12:43:53PM

Right on! I agree too.

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