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Windows 7: SSD formatting & / or wiping drive

12 Sep 2014   #1
AaLF

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SSD formatting & / or wiping drive

Have a Samsung SSD I want to re-format & I'd also like to wipe it clean.

Do I treat as if it were a HDD or is the method/settings different?


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12 Sep 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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They are pretty much the same in that regard.

You could do a "secure erase", but I wouldn't bother unless I was going to sell the SSD.
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12 Sep 2014   #3
AaLF

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Wot about NFTS v Fat32. Is there any rule here?
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12 Sep 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

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You should use NTFS.

FAT32 is very rarely used on a hard drive any more. It's more for things like USB flash drives.

Decide on whether you want to use 64-bit Windows or 32-bit and go ahead with the install just like it was a regular hard drive.
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15 Sep 2014   #5
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Thanks Iggy
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