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    Giving my old 2011 MBP with 1TB SSD to my mom. Need advice
    Long story short; I was gifted an unused 2015 MBP and I no longer need my 2011 MBP. My mom was ready to throw her HP windows laptop out the window so she gets the 2011 MBP. I set her up with a user account and deleted my user account. When I view storage, it lists 966GB of available storage with 465 GB of that as purgeable and the rest free.

    So apparently when I deleted my user account, the info is still there. How do I permanently delete it? Do I need to erase the SSD entirely and reinstall the Sierra OS?

    She'll be a new Mac user.

    Thanks,
    Tony.

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    Giving my old 2011 MBP with 1TB SSD to my mom. Need advice
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    I would say yes, to erase the drive, and clean install the OS.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Okay. I should have saved my old boot USB stick. I ended up reformatting it and I remember that was the hardest part was making the boot disk. I got the SSD from OWC earlier this year. So erasing the SSD should be okay then?

    I'm loving the new MBP. It has the i7 and 16GB of RAM but I'll probably upgrade to the 1TB SSD soon. I'm already at 85% capacity on the 500GB.

    Tony.

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    Giving my old 2011 MBP with 1TB SSD to my mom. Need advice
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    If you want, you can use Disk maker, DiskMaker X.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Thanks. I was running Sierra and looks like a fresh install of High Sierra wiped the empty space. She's all set up and a new Mac convert!

    Tony.

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