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Windows 7: crrusial m4-128 ssd drive

14 Oct 2012   #1
yvesj

window 7 home premium 64 bits
 
 
crrusial m4-128 ssd drive

hi . i have this drive and i like to format it so when i receive my new mobo my disk will be clean .
i did try every thing and nothing work for me .
do you know how to do it .
or do i just put in the garbage .


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14 Oct 2012   #2
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

There should be some software that came with it where you can perform a "Secure Erase". I'm not familiar with Crucial's method, but I'm guessing you have to run the software from another drive as you can't Secure Erase from the SSD you are wanting to erase. Install the software on a drive you can boot to, run the program, select the M4 and Secure Erase it by following the on-screen instructions. Copy them down if you want. It usually requires power cycling the SSD at some point, which is simply unplugging the SATA power cable for a few seconds, then plugging it back up. Keep that in mind, because it may be a good idea to de-mount your SSD and position it in a more easy/safe to reach location so you aren't diggin around in the guts of your machine with the power on. Let us know if you have anymore questions before you dive into this, as I'd rather answer them now instead of when you are in the middle of working on it lol.
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14 Oct 2012   #3
yvesj

window 7 home premium 64 bits
 
 

thank you .no crusial do not have a secure erase.
i have a intel and intel do have it but not crusial .
i did download program a lot of them since yesterday but i just cant not get one to work for me .
so i think that i will order a new one .
i will be getting my [fm 2 motherboard ]this friday with my cpu .
so i guess i will get a intel again [120] 330.
now on my new mobo they say to install 64 bits on it but all my install cd are 32 bits vista home premium .
so i guess that i have to download one on a cd .
i am not the only one having problem to format a dem crusial .no more crusial for me period .
i did format a lot of big hardrive on the install with no problem at all .
with this drive i do not have that uption why i dont know
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14 Oct 2012   #4
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Maybe some M4 users will chime in later today and tell you how to erase it. Like I said, I've never used an M4, so I'm not familiar with the procedure. Don't give up just yet!
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14 Oct 2012   #5
yvesj

window 7 home premium 64 bits
 
 

well a intel 330 .180 gbs and my memory .8 gbs come up to 231.00 at my door .
now i have 2 mobo for sale .2 drive one is not even open yet .2 cpu .etc.etc.plus one of my best computer up for 400.00 .i put in a raptor 250 in it very good computer.i have 3 computer running now .lol
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15 Oct 2012   #6
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Why is it so essential to secure erase the drive? Just format it. Eventually wear balancing will overwrite every cell in the SSD.

You can secure erase it by making a bootable partd CD. I have done this but it takes some trickery but I don't see any point of doing this in the first place.
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