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    Lion recovery on Mini with new SSD

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    I need your help guys, I just installed a Crucible M4 128gb SSD on my new 2011 mac mini with a 2.5 ghz processor. I cloned my old HDD onto the SSD using Superduper. It seemed to work okay but it wasn't giving me the start up time I had seen from other SSDs, 45-49 secs. So I decided to press command-R to do a fresh online Lion recovery.
    My question is: will this clean out the SSD completely and reinstall Lion as I hope it will or will it add another Lion onto the stuff that was cloned to the SSD?

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    Lion recovery on Mini with new SSD
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    SSDs do not take well to receiving data from cloning. Always do a clean install.

    As for using the Lion Recovery partition, that should work to remove the cloned information and do a clean install. Use Disk Utility from the Recovery partition to erase the drive first and prepare it for reinstallation before downloading Lion.

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    Lion recovery on Mini with new SSD

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    2011 MacMini - 2.5ghz 128gb SSD + 500gb HDD, 2012 - MBP 2.4 ghz 256 gb SSD
    It's installing right now. I'll see if I didn't mess anything up. I pressed the recovery before I erased anything, will this affect it in any way?

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    Lion recovery on Mini with new SSD

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    thanks chscag, it seems to be working okay. my start up is about 20 sec and it seems to be running rather quickly through everything.

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    Lion recovery on Mini with new SSD
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    OK, it seems to have worked well. If you run into any problems later on you can always do a complete clean install as I mentioned above.

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