How can I delete my Mac pro 2013 HD

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by APPLEFAN8, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. APPLEFAN8 macrumors 65816

    APPLEFAN8

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    Basically going from 4 core to 6 soon. I am going to sell this one but don't know how to clear the HD with everything already backed up. Any advice would be great! Thanks!
     
  2. IowaLynn macrumors 6502a

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    From 6,1 4-core to 6-core? does not (usually) require buying a whole new computer, the processor can be upgraded.

    As for securely erasing an SSD, don't. You can format it as all free space.
     
  3. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

    APPLEFAN8

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    I can just upgrade the cores on my own from the 4 core? Are you sure? Because me personally, i'd screw it up haha
     
  4. Surrat macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the cpu in your 6,1 is in a socket. You can upgrade it to a 6, 8, 10, or 12 core. You do not need to buy another mac pro.
     
  5. APPLEFAN8 thread starter macrumors 65816

    APPLEFAN8

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    I had no clue, even though seeing a tutorial i'd probably screw this whole thing up costing me 3 grand
     
  6. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

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    Hold down Alt at boot

    Select Recovery HD

    Select Disk Utility

    Wipe 'Macintosh HD'

    Reinstall OS X

    TRIM has now securely erased your hard drive ;)
     
  7. IowaLynn macrumors 6502a

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    OS is connected to Apple ID
    Recovery Mode is not going to wipe out the partitions like the Recovery partition you are using.

    Your USB flash installer that you make and is bootable will though. No?
     
  8. burne macrumors 6502

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    I can tell you I have three partitions. One tiny one, called EFI. A hidden one called 'Recovery HD'. And a big one called 'Macintosh HD'. That about all the information 'hidden' in your partition table. Unless you renamed your 'Macintosh HD' into your SSN or credit card number (including CVC) there's no need to delete any partitions.
     
  9. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

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    If people are using the EFI or Recovery HD partitions to store data, that'd be mildly impressive. In this case, I think it's unlikely.
     

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