I have an imac and macbook pro.
Tried using the Migration assistant (moving files from macbook to imac) but ran into problems.
Connected them with firewire 800 and followed instructions: but macbook would not restart - just had firewire symbol on.
Then tried using a network - managed to get both connected , but was not given option which files to transfer - transfer seemed top start & finish & when I looked on my imac I had an empty "home' folder.
Tried a few more times and both hung - had to use force quit on both.
Now it appears that I may have fried the 800 socket on my imac as my external drives are not recognised when plugged in (but are seen when in firewire 400).
Is this possible or a coincidence?