Hi. My old trusty MacBook Pro early 2008(yes the problem child) started yesterday having major problems with screen flashing all sorts of break up etc. machine rebooted several times automatically, then ran for an hour then same occurred again, and again. my ethernet did not work, and with more work coming in today I jumped the gun.
I bought a mac mini quad core I7 4 mg late 2012 model.
12 hours later I am now up and running tested printing (3800 printer), photoshop etc. all working.
experience. My trusty backup did not work. Had for years been using super duper always worked great. But no way would the mini boot off the same disc that my other machines (two of them would.) Finally I portioned the mini disc copied the file over and then did the migration tool thing. all worked except it did not copy my two sets of print drivers etc.....
installed them, ran tests all is ok.
Then ran super duper backup on tothe same partioned drive my other backups were on. worked fine and booted off the new backup no issues. (had to deleter photoshop prefs. could not find scratch space) then fine. The other backups from before still no go.
In the end I found that there is a special version of 10.8.2 for the mac mini. This is all I can attribute it to for now.
Yes I will be buying more memory..., yes I will get the OWC SSD with caddy for installing the hdd for all my data. (no fusion just my own setup)
and... my apple cinema monitor work just fine...
the developer from Shirt Pocket was absolutely great in coming back to me with suggestions etc. HE does suggest everyone read this entry on his forum site. I unfortunately did not get this entry until I had started the migration as he suggested... Quote Shirt Pocket - developer of Super Duper
" I've got a new Mac: should I SuperDuper! to it?
First off, congratulations on the new Mac!
In general, brand new Macs come with special builds of OSX that have support for the new hardware. Even though the version number might be the same (e.g. OS X 10.5.7), the build number is often different.
The hardware support tends to "sync up" in the next release (in the example above, 10.5., so Macs released before that OS release will be able to run it.
This means that, most of the time, you should not use SuperDuper! to copy from an old Macs to a brand new one.
Instead, when you first start the new Mac, you'll be asked if you want to "copy from another Mac". Point this at the old Mac, or at the backup volume created by a full "Backup - all files" of that Mac, made with Erase, then copy or Smart Update. That'll automatically bring in your applications, account information and data.
Of course, any "copy protected" or "activated" applications will likely need to be reactivated: after all, it's a new Mac. Other than that, though, you should be ready to go on the new computer.