ML clean install and SSD Formatting

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Lucagfc, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Lucagfc macrumors 6502

    Sep 23, 2008

    I' ve installed a Samsung 830 256 Gb SSD in my Early 2011 17" MBP. In Lion all works really well, super fast UI, super fast app launch ecc. In ML (installed as updatem not clean install) I' ve some problem with a considerable performance drop (with TRIM active). So I decided to try a ML clean install but first I need to "format" my SSD.

    My question is: which is the best wat to format a SSD to came back to the new state? I only need a quick format or a secure erase? Thanks!!
  2. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    I don't think you need to do a secure erase. Just erase it with the standard parameters (Erase tab in Disk Utility > Mac OS Journaled). So did I with my clean ML install on my Vertex 4 256G.

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