http://www.lindy-usa.com/usb-2-esata-docking-cloning-station-for-25-35-sata-hard-drives/42797.html http://www.lindy-usa.com/lindyshop/manuals/42797V5.pdf this more for a business user then a hobbyist. The piece of gear above can do a stand alone clone. so rather then all the steps a mac user does to restore his ssd. If you buy 1 extra ssd and partition it for mac gui then load only a disc install of osx. then keep it on the side and use it to clone the empty space of all the factory settings to a used ssd is the used ssd reset to factory settings? alternatively if you just partition the spare ssd with mac gui/hfs and when the time comes clone it to the used ssd. I know you need one extra ssd but if you are running a business it would be a very simple method to restore. I wanted to put this in the how to restore a ssd to factory settings thread but could not find it. It seems to me since the "new" ssd has just about zero info or just a basic osx the rest is still in Virgin (empty untouched) status from the factory. would a bit by bit cloner such as the linked one convey this to the used ssd?