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Windows 7: Secure erase on a ssd

16 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Secure erase on a ssd

How do you do a secure erase on a ssd and will this remove everything?.

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16 Jun 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

On an Intel SSD, it's done through the Intel Toolbox.

Or look here:

Software to erase SSD

But you don't need Secure Erase to wipe the drive.
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16 Jun 2012   #3
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by denwilliam View Post
How do you do a secure erase on a ssd and will this remove everything?.
Secure erase isn't 100% necessary but I use parted magic.

Yes you will lose everything on that drive. Corsair has written a guide on how to do it.
How To Secure Erase Corsair SSDs With Parted Magic

Unless its Intel then use their tools to do it.
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17 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

Many thanks to all as you have given me quite a varied selection to choose from.After scrolling through them I think method one that comes from "The Barefoot Kid" meets my requirements.
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