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Windows 7: Stop worrying about wearing out your SSD

09 Feb 2015   #1
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 
Stop worrying about wearing out your SSD

See here: Endurance Test Shows Your SSD Might Have Legs to Last 1,000 Years


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09 Feb 2015   #2
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

I don't care about a SSD dying a premature death.
I care much more about the inability to securely erase individual files or folders. That's my dealbreaker.
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10 Feb 2015   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
I don't care about a SSD dying a premature death.
I care much more about the inability to securely erase individual files or folders. That's my dealbreaker.
How To Securely Erase Your SSD Without Destroying It
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20 Feb 2015   #4
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

That article shows how to erase the entire drive. I am only interested in erasing, shredding, or overwriting with multiple passes individual files or folders, or empty/unused space, which can be done easily on spinner drives with CCleaner, Eraser, Recuva, or other similar programs.
How To Securely Delete Files From Your HDD Or SSD In Windows

Short of encrypting the entire SSD, there seems to be no practical way to do what I want. I'd like to know how commercial, industrial, or government entities deal with this security flaw.
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20 Feb 2015   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

The SSDs automatically secure erase when the TRIM command is issued. Which happens shortly after a file is deleted.
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