What Is FireWire (and How Best to Use It)
Subject:   Migration using target disk mode
Date:   2005-07-27 01:14:51
From:   tonywilliams
I use target disk mode on an almost daily basis when installing Mac across a University campus - users love it when you boot after doing an install with transfer and not only do they have a new machine but their Dock has the same icons, all their applicaitons are installed and the Desktop looks the same.

With 10.4 and the Migration Tool broken out you can can even use an image, clone it on the new Mac and then do a transfer of the user and all their files and settings.

For support techs target disk mode is a godsend.