Want to install a Momentus XT, but Lion came preinstalled

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nocky24, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Nocky24 macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2011
    What is the procedure for getting around this without cloning drives?

    I've also heard that the os internet recovery doesn't work on the MacBook Pros either?
  2. samac92, Sep 11, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011

    samac92 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    I think you're meant to download this, put it on a disk/usb stick and load into that. you'll then be given the option to download lion onto the new drive.

    at least i assume thats how it works.
  3. Nocky24 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2011
    Cheers for that,

    It took some looking, but I'm guessing I need this then:


    So I'd just boot from that and enable the download process?
  4. samac92 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    Haha yeah sorry, I copied the link and forgot to paste it in :p

    That's the one

    edit: you don't put that download onto a usb stick, you open the recovery assistant and follow the instructions
  5. Nocky24 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2011
    Sorry I meant I'd load it up first and it'll create recovery files on my usb (is that right?). When I've installed the new Momentus XT, I'm guessing I can use those recovery files to download Lion via Internet Recovery?
  6. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68020

    Aug 16, 2007
    I also want to know about the Momentus XT. Is it as good as I've hear?

    Also I tried that Lion Recovery Assistant and when I opened it it said my Recovery HD is "damaged or not present". What do I do about that? My Macbook Pro came with Lion pre-installed.
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    A friend of mine has one in his older MBP, it's a faster HD than most spinning platters, not quite as fast as a SSD, of course.

    It's quite a power hungry device though, his battery life dropped an hour or so with it.

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