Fresh installed, unformatted drive - how to format

I just bought a SSD and it will arrive in a few days, but I still can't find a clear answer about how to format an unformatted drive. The only answer I can find is to use the installaion disk, I don't have that. I am running mountain lion and can make a flash drive boot, but I can't figure out how to boot from flash. I wanted to know if anyone knew if I can boot by using CMD + R on an unformatted drive to format it? Or anybody know a command that I can use to boot from flash drive?

The easiest way is to get yourself an enclosure for the drive. Here's one example: 3&CatId=2781
1. To begin temporarily install the ssd in the enclosure - it should just slide in. You now have an external ssd drive.
2. Connect it to your computer and use Disk Utility to format it as Mac OS Extended. (DU is in Applications / Utiities.)
3. Transfer whatever you want from the internal to the external using an app like Carbon Copy Cloner.
4. Check the external is bootable by looking at System Preferences / Startup disk.
5. Take the ssd out of the enclosure and install it in the Mac.
And you can put the original drive in the enclosure, as a bonus.

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