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Windows 7: Intel Gen1 SSD cleanup

17 Dec 2011   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Intel Gen1 SSD cleanup

I plan to reinstall Win7 on an Intel 1st generation SSD. Unfortunately the Intel tools do not work for the Gen1 SSDs. Anybody know how I can give that a goo cleaning.


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17 Dec 2011   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Parted Magic from CD if it isn't on the Sony laptop.

Partition Wizard running from one HD with OS will erase other HD's including SSD. Select Wipe Disk or Wipe Partition.

Windows install disk or Windows recovery disk System Repair Disc - Create run Command Prompt from disk.
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17 Dec 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks, I will try that. And no, it is not the Sony. It is my HP desktop which I will give to friends.
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17 Dec 2011   #4
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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17 Dec 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Yeah, that works fine for spinners. But this is an SSD and I want to get the nands cleaned of all data so it ends up to be like out of the box. Remind you that this Gen1 SSD has no Trim.
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17 Dec 2011   #6
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Secure erase with bootable Parted magic. Instructions from OCZ, but it works well on Intel too. It issues a secure erase comand to the controller.
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17 Dec 2011   #7
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Secure erase with bootable Parted magic. Instructions from OCZ, but it works well on Intel too. It issues a secure erase comand to the controller.
And it only takes a couple of seconds to do it.
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17 Dec 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That sounds like what I will use. Thanks Steve and Ken.
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17 Dec 2011   #9
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That sounds like what I will use. Thanks Steve and Ken.
I've used it several times and it works very well. You may have to hot plug the drive though. I usually unplug the power cable until Parted magic completely loads, then plug it back in and go to hard drive erase. It has always worked for me.
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17 Dec 2011   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What do you accomplish by hot plugging. Hate to put my hand into a box under power when I can avoid it.
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