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I have a terabyte of data to copy from old external HDD to new external HDD. By the way the new hdd is encrypted via DiskUtility. I'm using macbookpro,two hdd's and two apple's USB-C to USB Adapters for this transfer. Is there a way to do it faster?I think,only ''preparing files'' will take day or two and copying will take 4-7 days.I can't afford such.

PS: I've read about cp and rsync but I'm not too familiar and I'm afraid I might get some of the switches wrong and miss files, or screw up the file dates, or worst...

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  • Use rsync although get a newer version than Apple supplies
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Aug 29, 2022 at 16:15
  • @mmmmmm I've read about CP and RSYNC but I'm not too familiar and I'm afraid I might get some of the switches wrong and miss files, or screw up the file dates, or worst... Commented Aug 29, 2022 at 16:20
  • Then use Carbon Copy Cloner
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Aug 29, 2022 at 16:25
  • You mention USB adaptors. If that's to USB 2, then that will be your bottleneck, no matter what else you do.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Aug 29, 2022 at 16:43
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    Which specific Macbook model are you using? And are these HDDs or SSDs?
    – nohillside
    Commented Aug 29, 2022 at 16:53

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