|Feb 9, 2013, 08:40 AM||#1|
Confused on Recovery Disk
I have a new 27 inch iMac late 2012. Do I need to make a USB recovery disk? I've read that recovery can be done via the internet but am wondering if I should also make a USB recovery.
|Feb 9, 2013, 12:53 PM||#2|
You don't really have to. Your machine has a recovery feature in the firmware, so even if the hard drive is completely dead, you can command-r boot and the firmware will connect to Apple's servers and redownload the OS for you.
The main reason you see people making the USB key installers is so they can reinstall without having to use the Internet to download the OS again. For example, if you had a laptop and were at a hotel the USB key would come in handy rather than a 4.7GB DL of the OS.
|Feb 10, 2013, 09:43 AM||#4|
What would serve you better than a USB recovery disk is a "cloned backup" of your internal drive, created with CarbonCopyCloner.
There's nothing that can beat having a SECOND BOOTABLE DRIVE close-at-hand in that "moment of extreme need".
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Confused about dual disk on mbp, simple advice please!||nicolanicola||MacBook Pro||1||Aug 27, 2013 02:21 PM|
|Confused by backup, time machine and disk format.||Spikeywan||MacBook Pro||11||Aug 18, 2013 05:02 PM|
|Password for mounting disk in Disk Utility Recovery mode?||Mactabulous||OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion||4||Jul 30, 2013 01:49 PM|
|Corrupt disk(?): Recovery HD says to reinstall; reinstall says to use Recovery HD.||robodude666||Mac Basics and Help||2||Jul 28, 2012 12:14 PM|
|Using disk utility, a little confused.||east85||Mac OS X 10.7 Lion||4||Jun 2, 2012 09:55 PM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:00 AM.