I have a 20" G5 iMac that I want to sell (interested*?) in order to buy a new Intel iMac. I would rather have cash from the sale in hand before buying the Intel version, but would really like the benefit of a Target Disk Mode style transfer.
I also have a 1TB external drive connected to Time Machine. Can I either A) connect the External to a new Intel Mac and have it repopulate the new HD with all the info from the G5, a la Target Disk Mode (sort of as if my drive had failed and I had put in a new hard drive) or B) Somehow create a disk image on the external drive that I could use just as easily as Target Disk Mode? or C) Some other, much simpler suggestion that I haven't thought of?
I'm trying to include things Target Disk Mode would include, such as file location, safari bookmarks, etc for multiple users (admin, my user and my wife's user). Oh, and do I need to separately backup each user with Time Machine or does it just back up everyone when it backs up, regardless of the user?
Thanks for all advice. I appreciate it.
* if you are interested in a 20" G5 iMac, mine is from May 2005, has a 250 gb drive, 2.0 GHz, 1.5 GB of RAM, would come with a clean install of Leopard and iWork '08, and is generally in excellent condition. You can PM me.