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MikeSchulenberg
Jun 28, 2012, 04:08 PM
Hi,

I have a new SSD drive on the way that I'm going to replace the HDD in my MBP 13 with. I don't have an external drive enclosure or a cable. I'm thinking about swapping the drives out, then using Lion Recovery Disk Assistant to do a fresh Lion install with the help of a USB drive.

Will Lion Recovery running from a USB drive be able to format the SSD? I understand that it can repair a disk using Disk Utility, but I haven't been able to find out whether the formatting of a brand new drive is also handled.



marzer
Jun 28, 2012, 05:13 PM
Hi,

I have a new SSD drive on the way that I'm going to replace the HDD in my MBP 13 with. I don't have an external drive enclosure or a cable. I'm thinking about swapping the drives out, then using Lion Recovery Disk Assistant to do a fresh Lion install with the help of a USB drive.

Will Lion Recovery running from a USB drive be able to format the SSD? I understand that it can repair a disk using Disk Utility, but I haven't been able to find out whether the formatting of a brand new drive is also handled.

Yes. Disk Utility from Lion Recovery will allow you to format a drive prior to running the OS installation.

MikeSchulenberg
Jun 28, 2012, 05:35 PM
Cool, that's what I thought, but I wasn't positive. Thanks very much!