So I got my Snow Leopard DVD Today

TechieJustin

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I'll install it over the weekend.
Should just pop it in and upgrade or do what i used to do on Windows - wipe the drive and install from scratch?
The urge to use DBAN and zero out the drive - is still strong! Old habits die hard. :apple: ftw
 

TechieJustin

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For the best possible user experience, a clean install would be best if you don't mind the slight hassle.
Not a hassle, been doing that for years with teh 'Doze.
Based on my Windows experience I would always zero out the drive thanks to remnants being left in the MBR time and time again - even after reformatting.

and why is your avatar showing up, but I don't see mine? I should have a turkey sandwich there...
 

madog

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Not a hassle, been doing that for years with teh 'Doze.
Based on my Windows experience I would always zero out the drive thanks to remnants being left in the MBR time and time again - even after reformatting.

and why is your avatar showing up, but I don't see mine? I should have a turkey sandwich there...
Zeroing out wouldn't be necessary with GUID (the default Intel Mac partition table), and defragging isn't as big of a problem with HFS+ in general (the default format). However, sometimes instead of just erasing the partition I will repartition the drive. I have no idea if rebuilding the partition does anything, but I like to think so.

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