Since the last OS X Lion update Apple has been slowly fazing out physical hardware installs. By that we mean Apple no longer offers installation discs for their operating system.
The newest OS X Mountain Lion update is only available via digital download but that doesn’t mean we can’t make a physical copy for safe keeping.
Introducing Lion Disk maker, this application allows you to easily make a bootable disc, USB, or SD Card copy of OS X Mountain Lion. Some of you may already know about this nifty app but we figured you may need a reminder.
Lion Disk Maker Description:
Lion Disk Maker is an application programmed with AppleScript that you can use with Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and OS X 10.8 to burn a DVD or build a bootable drive from Mac OS X Lion or OS X Mountain Lion Installation program. As soon as you launch the application, it tries to find the OS X Install program with Spotlight. Then, it proposes to build a DVD or create a bootable install disk.
To burn the DVD, you’ll need a SuperDrive and a writable DVD (single layer, 4,7 GB for Lion, or dual-Layer, 8,5 DVD-R). To build a bootable disk, you’ll need an 8 GB (minimum) USB thumb key drive, a USB or Firewire drive or an SD-Card.