Can't seem to install OSX on new SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nawoo, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. nawoo macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2008
    Just a G.Skill Phoenix Pro SSD from newegg

    Put it into my brand new unibody 17" macbook pro. Put the install disk in and was greeted with the usual install manuals. Went into Disk Utility and formatted my drive to HSF Journaled, and the installation started.

    But twice already, it has reached about the 20% mark without increasing any further, and time remaining says 35 minutes.

    Isn't it supposed to be blazing fast on the SSD? The progress bar isn't even moving fast

    Am I doing something wrong?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    The speed of the installation is limited to the slowest component, which is the DVD. Even of you would have put 24 SSDs into an RAID array, the speed of the installation would be still limited to the speed of the Optical Disc Drive.

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