Replaced SSD - how to prepare old one for sale?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by winterlocked, May 5, 2012.

  1. winterlocked macrumors member

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    I picked up an OEM 256 samsung blade on ebay to replace the 128 toshiba in my macbook air.

    After reading the forums, I've figured out how to switch it out, transfer my old data with carbon copy cloner and boot into lion internet recovery on the new drive.

    What I'd like to know is how to prepare the old ssd for sale. IE: wipe my data, preserve the lion recovery partition, and perhaps have it be plug and play for the buyer, so that when they install it and turn their machine on, it's ready to use.

    Any insight?
     
  2. scubus, May 5, 2012
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    I think you need to reformat it in the laptop...
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, you can format any drive, internal or external.
     
  4. scubus macrumors member

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    I understand that... what I mean is that you format it before you remove it. I guess the word "need" is a little drastic. I was thinking it is "easier" to do it before you pull it.

    Unless you have an external enclosure for the SSD - and I don't imagine there are too many of those laying around the house, yet - it is going to be pretty tough to do it after you pull it. It is also tough to use Apple's online tools once the drive is out of the computer.
     

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