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Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Home Built Desktop By DataTech OS Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1 CPU Intel i5-2550K, Differing ~4.4-4.8GHz No built in GPU Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Memory 16GB G.Skill Sniper 2133MHz 2x8GB Graphics Card ASUS GTX650TIB-DC2OC-2GD5, (650TI Boost) Sound Card Onboard Realtek 5-1 Monitor(s) Displays Samsung P2570HD Screen Resolution 1920x1080
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I think the secure erase function is best for SSD use since it can use the drives internal controller to wipe the drive. It takes only 4-5 minutes, maybe less on a 128GB SSD.
Yep mate and I saw the other day too it is safer from the point of view that is doesn't affect the internal architecture / components as much as the other erase types like the DISKPART and wipe disk in PW would
Intel's Tool Box for it's SSD's comes with a Secure Erase. I don't know if other brands of SSD's have the same but I recommend checking.
I don't believe that a manufacture of a SSD will allow it's own wipe method to harm the SSD.
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