After patiently waiting for their arrival, Taylor and I received our new SSDs yesterday. Rather than migrating our data over from our old disks and potentially cheapening the solid-state experience, we both opted to start with a fresh slate. (By all accounts, he’s a glutton for reformatting his system. It’s a hobby of his.)

I was reluctant, mostly in anticipation that I’ll want to start fresh again in a few months when OS X Lion is released. Having just started on this machine a few months ago, I’m also keenly aware of how long it takes to get a system up and running and configured to my tastes.

Out of both curiosity and to make it easier on myself in the future, I decided to keep track of my installation and configuration process.

In roughly the right order: