About Apple USB Thumb Drive...does it worth?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by diegobgr, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. diegobgr macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2009

    What do you think about Apple USB Thumb Drive?

    Does it worth or not?

    Is there any difference with Mac App Store one?
  2. jbouklas macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2002
    I don't think it's worth it. You can download 10.7.1 from the App Store and very easily put it onto a USB flash drive (you can get an 8GB flash drive for less than $10 shipped from Amazon).

    The total cost, including the flash drive, is around $40. You can also burn the DMG to a DVD if you want. And of course, you can always install it and/or redownload it from the App Store in the future.
  3. JasonR macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2008
  4. diegobgr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2009
    How can I download 10.7.1. to create a Thumb Drive if I already have Lion?
  5. Comeagain? macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    If you can prove you can't download it for some reason, you can take it to an Apple store and they will give you a thumb drive. Or at least they did, but now the thumb drives are available to buy, so they might not.
  6. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    I think downloading for MBA/Mini 2011 owners is not possible as their hardware has built in internet based recovery.

    If they go to the app store and try and get...they will be charged.

    Apple released a program to create a USB recovery drive. Perhaps this what 2011 owners should use:

  7. Hansr macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2007
    In MAS -> Purchased option/alt click the button to re-download the installer.

    Googling or searching the forum should turn up one of the thousands of tutorials on this.

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