Antwort auf „How can I install OS X on a new ssd”In my case, no external connection was needed at all! Placed the SSD without formatting or partitioning it first. Then started the machine in Recovery Mode (so hold Command + R upon turning it on), which works! You can then immediately use Disk Utility to erase/format and partition the disk if necessary and to install the OS, all you need is an internet connection. Hassle is non-existent!