New SSD to system. How to format it?

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  1. brandaopj macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi:

    What options should i choose to format a SSD to be the boot disk?
     
  2. Cyberheart macrumors member

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    Same thing you do when you have a HD ....
     
  3. ddehr026 macrumors 6502

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    Also I would avoid cloning it, start with a fresh install. What did you get?
     
  4. movieboy23 macrumors regular

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    If the drive hasn't been initialized to any format yet, choose the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) using Disk Utility. Then do a fresh install from there.
     
  5. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Yes, this should be under the Erase option.
     
  6. brandaopj thread starter macrumors member

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  7. Nikonian macrumors member

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    Dont do a full format the whole drive, just set up the partition tables and or quick erase... also, never Defrag if you're used to doing that. The less data you alter on the SSD the better.
     
  8. ppilone macrumors 6502

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    My intentions are not to spam - but myself and a teammate just replaced our SuperDrives with SSDs and cloned the OS (except /Users) onto it. We wrote up a post on everything involved:

    http://www.element84.com/blog

    Just thought it was relevant to the OPs question.
     

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