Installed New Intel SSD Today - Question on Erase/Format of drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by newbie123, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. newbie123 macrumors newbie

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    I installed an Intel 160mb SSD today. The drive was not recognized when i started to install OSx. I eventually found out i needed to run disk utility and erase the drive. This also entailed choosing a format....I used the default or first on the list Mac OSx exteneded (journaled).

    Was this the correct format for MBP13?
     
  2. ShocK x10 macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the correct format for OSX is Mac (Journaled) - AFAIK, this is from my experience with hackintoshes before i buy my mac.

    Disk Utility > Erase > Mac Extended (Journaled) > Erase.. > Install

    *btw its a 160GB SSD.. wud u mind telling me where u got it from, coz im after one too ;)*
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yea, it's the right format.
     
  4. newbie123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LOL...yes your right GB not MB... typo. Thanks for the input, i also checked with apple care and they confirmed that for the regular user it is the correct format.

    I got mine at Amazon for 499...cheapest price i could find at the time i got mine.
     

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