Will Lion Recovery format a new hard disk?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MikeSchulenberg, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. MikeSchulenberg macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2012

    I have a new SSD drive on the way that I'm going to replace the HDD in my MBP 13 with. I don't have an external drive enclosure or a cable. I'm thinking about swapping the drives out, then using Lion Recovery Disk Assistant to do a fresh Lion install with the help of a USB drive.

    Will Lion Recovery running from a USB drive be able to format the SSD? I understand that it can repair a disk using Disk Utility, but I haven't been able to find out whether the formatting of a brand new drive is also handled.
  2. marzer macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    Yes. Disk Utility from Lion Recovery will allow you to format a drive prior to running the OS installation.
  3. MikeSchulenberg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2012
    Cool, that's what I thought, but I wasn't positive. Thanks very much!

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