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Having to download Mac OS X Lion is pretty annoying, especially for people with mediocre internet connections or people who want to install Lion on several of their home computers.Fortunately, there’s a super-simple way to stick Lion on a USB drive, SD card, or DVD so any Mac will see it as a Lion install disc.
This way, you don’t have to download Lion on all of your computers, and if your hard drive ever goes under, you can boot your Mac from the USB drive.
Click here to check out Lion DiskMaker, a French piece of software that makes a copy of Lion on a USB drive in just a few clicks. Cult of Mac found the software, which just got converted to English, the developer alerted us.
Once you download Lion DiskMaker, run the application, press the blue button, and pick your USB drive (that you’ve already plugged in) where you want the copy of Lion to be placed.
You’ll need a USB drive, blank DVD, or SD card that’s 4GB or larger.
Now, you can perform clean installs of Lion on your Macs without having to wait hours to download the installer. Plus, if your hard drive ever dies on you, you can plug in your USB key and boot from there by holding down the Alt/Option key while your computer starts up.