Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Wipe free space on SSD? Is it safe?

16 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Wipe free space on SSD? Is it safe?

I posted under "hardware" because it's my SSD that might be at risk. I was wiping the free space on my SSD along with a HDD. However, after the fact, I remembered reading a little about trim and how free space is used. I don't really get all techy but it seems like wiping the free space on a SSD might not be such a good idea? Any thoughts or advice?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Jun 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

There is no need to wipe the free space on a SSD. Trim and Garbage Collection will handle that

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Wipe free space on SSD? Is it safe?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Wipe free space on SSD? Is it safe?
Thread Forum
need a free hard drive wipe program... Software
best soft to Wipe-out only free space on multiple volumes on win 7 General Discussion
Solved Is CCleaner free space drive wiper safe? Performance & Maintenance
Solved HELP! - With Free Space Performance & Maintenance
HDD free space lost in Space.... Hardware & Devices
Where is my free space? General Discussion
How much free space should there be on a SSD? Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:55 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33