SSD Installation Problems (OCZ Vertex 3)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by irock101, May 23, 2012.

  1. irock101 macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2011

    I got a unibody macbook pro and installed a 240gb ocz vertex 3. The drive is in the computer but it has not been formatted yet. I booted the mbp while holding down the option key to get into recovery mode. Sadly theres no option to format the drive. If i boot the mbp while holding down shift i get to a white screen with a big question mark on it.

    So question is, how can i format the ssd now and install lion on it?

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    To enter Recovery Mode, hold down <cmd>-R after the boot-chime. The command key is located between the alt/option key and the space bar.

    Don't hold them down before the chime and don't wait too long after it either.
  3. Donka macrumors 68020


    May 3, 2011
    If you got the drive brand new and not done anything with it yet then you will likely need to partition it first before you can install or clone to it. This can be done in Disk Utility.

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