Fresh install of Yosemite. Quick Question.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by adcx64, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. adcx64 macrumors 65816

    adcx64

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    When I was formatting the drive on my new 2014 MBA, I selected "Apple SSD 128" and selected ERASE from there instead of erasing from Macintosh HD. Is there any downside to this, instead of just erasing the existing Macintosh HD partition, I erased from the whole drive?
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    The only difference is: erasing Macintosh HD will only remove data on that portion, while erasing whole disk will removeeverything on disk. Sometimes, what you do could lead to a cleaner OS X installation. :)
     
  3. adcx64 thread starter macrumors 65816

    adcx64

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    Thank you. So what i did lead to a cleaner install?
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    Just format the whole disk. This should be able to lead to a cleaner OS X installation.
     

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