Transfer methods were compared for the porting of partial least squares models for intact mango dry matter content between short wave near infrared silicon photodiode array instruments. Methods included bias adjustment using average difference spectrum, new pixel-to-wavelength assignments, piecewise direct standardisation (PDS), global models, model updating (MU) and combinations of these. Best results (R2 > 0.84 and bias < 0.2) were obtained by PDS using the same variety of fruit in calibration and transfer sets. The use of an apple spectra transfer set was also successful, if the wavelength accuracy of the slave unit(s) is satisfactory. Alternatively, a field practical solution that gave acceptable prediction results involved development of a global model across units or model updating by inclusion of spectra of the new population, using reference values estimated using the master unit.