If manually installing Mac OS X Lion on your 8GB USB drive is not your thing, then Apple has something in store just for you. The OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive is Apple’s answer to the Mac users looking for assistance in installing Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
This little stick superscribed with Apple logo is an alternate method to install OS X Lion on Mac machines. Available in the Apple Store for a hefty $69.99, this USB thumb drive can be your best buy if you don’t have the time or inclination to manually mount Lion on the USB sticks.
In other words, buy an Apple USB thumb drive and you’ll have a licensed version of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion pre-installed stick with you.
Is OS X Lion Thumb Drive Worth $69?
Priced at $69, the OS X Lion USB stick is expensive compared to the online downloadable version of Mac OS X Lion, which is available for $29.99 in the Mac App Store.
Also, if you are not good at keeping your thumb drives in a safer place then there goes your $69.99 in the dust. If you lose the stick, you lose the stick!
The USB thumb drive comes with $29.99 Mac OS X Lion pre-installed, and plugging the drive into the USB port is all that you need to do to install Lion on your Mac machines.
Also, if your Internet bandwidth is metered, Apple’s thumb drive is the best way to go about installing Mac OS X Lion without the need for a broadband Internet connection.
Buy Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Thumb Drive.
You can order this pre-installed Mac OS X Lion stick from the online Apple Store, or you can visit the US Apple Store later this week to get hold of the USB drive.
The USB thumb Drive is also available in the UK Apple Store for £55.
Apple has also stated that “When you install OS X Lion using the USB thumb drive, you will not be able to reinstall OS X Lion from Lion Recovery. You will need to use the USB thumb drive to reinstall OS X Lion.” Link to the product.