Reinstalling OSX on SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bbadalucco, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2009
    I need to reinstall OSX on my X25-M. I was curious if anyone had experience doing this. What I really want to know is once I boot off the cd and go into Disk Utility, should I:

    -Just create new partition
    -Erase and zero out

    Then obviously I'd reinstall the OS.

  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

    Jan 30, 2008
    Don't zero out! This is bad for your SSD! If you absolutely must reinstall... just erase and reinstall. I don't see why you would repartition unless you need to change the partitions.
  3. Some Guy 555 macrumors regular

    May 26, 2009
    Here is how I did mine for the X25-E

    Steps: (once SSD is installed and computer is restarted)

    1. Get into disk utility from installation.
    2. Go to partition.
    3. Make ONE partition (in format options make sure its GUID table which it is by default). Then partition.
    4. Install. DO NOT ERASE AND INSTALL AS THIS IS USELESS and will wear the ssd down. It is a new drive, there is nothing on it.
  4. emt1 macrumors 65816

    Jan 30, 2008
    There is nothing wrong with doing an erase and install. Zeroing out the drive is what's bad. Also, OP said he was REinstalling.

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