Clear SSD For Fresh Install?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by strausd, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. strausd macrumors 68030

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    Hey, I am running Lion on a 120GB OWC drive and have my home folder on a separate drive. I need to wipe the SSD and put Snow Leopard on it. What is the best way to clear the SSD?

    Should I just "erase" the drive in disk utility and have the built in garbage collection take care of the rest, or is there a better way? I do know not to write 0s on it as it will just write more data to the drive and can only decrease the life of the SSD.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I'd just use the erase option...It's not like you are selling or parting with your Pro, so security isn't really an issue here.
     
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  4. VanneDC macrumors 6502a

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    wouldn't repartitioning the drive have the same effect?
     
  5. strausd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    My main worry is performance. So will doing that restore it to original speed like the day I got it?
     

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