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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

03 Jun 2011   #1691
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Wishmaster, I hope you are right. We'll see next time I do a Secure Erase. No time soon, I hope.


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03 Jun 2011   #1692
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Great information, thanks everyone.

Haven't used the msachi driver so was curious.
Will be nice to see if that is what is causing issues with secure erase.
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03 Jun 2011   #1693
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Forgive me for what may seem a stupid question long after the fact, but what is the big need for Secure Erase to begin with?

My understanding is that SSDs pose an inherent security risk in that they are quite easy to "unformat", meaning that you'd want a sure 'nuff deletion of all your data before you sold one, but for a standard wipe-and-reload, what's the need? Is it performance related?
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04 Jun 2011   #1694
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Yes, performance related usaually. Secure erase is supposed to return the drive back to factory condition. I have done several and yes it helps performance. But performance is usually pretty good without secure erase. I just usually do it when I reinstall windows. With me messing with the computer that is quite often. I told my sister the other night that the only thing I am really good at is installing windows. That's because I have a lot of experience.
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04 Jun 2011   #1695
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Kip said he uses this method:

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04 Jun 2011   #1696
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Kip said he uses this method:

SSD install questions

A Guy
Those links are to Parted Magic which we tried on Hoppys drive without success. I use Parted Magic because it is usually easier than the toolbox.

BTW: that is an excellent program to have in your toolbox. It is a linux based program with about 10-12 different programs on it, like gparted, clonzilla, hd erase (for SE) and several others. I have used it often.
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04 Jun 2011   #1697
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Yes, performance related usually. Secure erase is supposed to return the drive back to factory condition. I have done several and yes it helps performance. But performance is usually pretty good without secure erase. I just usually do it when I reinstall windows. With me messing with the computer that is quite often. I told my sister the other night that the only thing I am really good at is installing windows. That's because I have a lot of experience.
Thanks.
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04 Jun 2011   #1698
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

A Guy, how much do you know about 'over provisioning'? I read on Intels forum that you can get better performance by doing that. Just wonder what you know. I have never tried it.
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04 Jun 2011   #1699
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Yes, performance related usually. Secure erase is supposed to return the drive back to factory condition. I have done several and yes it helps performance. But performance is usually pretty good without secure erase. I just usually do it when I reinstall windows. With me messing with the computer that is quite often. I told my sister the other night that the only thing I am really good at is installing windows. That's because I have a lot of experience.
Thanks.
At your service, Sir.
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04 Jun 2011   #1700
Kipper

 

Hey, Parted Magic has a new release; now its version 6.1
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