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because corporates dont need to do such kinda thing.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13369765 
Exactly. For. you.

You != everyone.

Why did you get W7 Ultimate? How much extra did you spend for what benefits?


As for OP, SSD can be overwritten and encrypted. If you are worried about security, get an Intel 320.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat;13369693 
Peo[ple RMA them because first off, they are useless.
So what if windows loads in 10sec vs 15? So what if firefox loads in 1 sec instead of 2? Their price/GB is 2$ O_o. They really arent needed, HDD's are better IMO because they are tried and true and have no degradation (is that a word) over time and you always get what you pay for.

Not true.

Come back when you have used a SSD.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13369699 
why do you have 4GB of RAM? Next time get a 512MB DIMM and create 100GB paging file. RAM price is $19 per GB!!! So what if you have to wait 15s for Firefox to load?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by i7monkey;13369723 
That's all speculation.

Privacy issues are still privacy issues.

Tax information, resumes, health information, sensitive company files, if some or all these are on someone's SSD, why would they RMA them if you supposedly can't securely erase them?
The only thing stored on my SSD is my installation of Windows 7 and my programs. The only data A-DATA would get from me if I had to RMA my S599 would be my program licenses. If I was typing up a resume, I'd save the document on one of my hard drives. Same goes for any other type of personal document, there's no reason to save it on the SSD.

Also, I don't only do this because I use an SSD. It has ALWAYS been a horrible idea to save personal data on the C drive. Especially the My Documents folders.
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Originally Posted by i7monkey;13369830 
On another note, the following software secure erases all kind drives, including SSDs:

http://www.killdisk.com/

I'm not sure if I really believe that. If you can't truly secure erase SSD's, then why does this program claim this? Any of the SSD experts believe their claim?
If you overwrite every page.... what is there to recover?


I believe it is the implementation of the ATA Secure Erase that is in question.
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Originally Posted by i7monkey;13369651 
Apparently you can't securely erase SSDs the way you can with mechanical drives.

Isn't RMAing SSDs a security/privacy risk?

I returned two SSDs to Crucial, and one to Intel! And never gave it a second thought biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13369911 
If you overwrite every page.... what is there to recover?


I believe it is the implementation of the ATA Secure Erase that is in question.

You have to bear with me, I'm a noob when it comes to SSDs. Can you repeat that in more layman's terms?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat;13369693 
Peo[ple RMA them because first off, they are useless.
So what if windows loads in 10sec vs 15? So what if firefox loads in 1 sec instead of 2? Their price/GB is 2$ O_o. They really arent needed, HDD's are better IMO because they are tried and true and have no degradation (is that a word) over time and you always get what you pay for.

I talked crap about SSD's too, but I recently bought a Vertex 3 and I'm never going back to a mechanical drive. You should use one before you bad mouth it. Scanning the drive for viruses takes 2 minutes while my other drive would take 30 minutes.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat;13369693 
Peo[ple RMA them because first off, they are useless.
So what if windows loads in 10sec vs 15? So what if firefox loads in 1 sec instead of 2? Their price/GB is 2$ O_o. They really arent needed, HDD's are better IMO because they are tried and true and have no degradation (is that a word) over time and you always get what you pay for.

This is the noobest statement I have seen in a long, long time.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13369699 
You can with the Intel 320: http://communities.intel.com/thread/20537?tstart=0

However, the erase is good enough for all intent and purposes for RMA.



Tell that to a DBA or developer.

BTW, why do you have 4GB of RAM? Next time get a 512MB DIMM and create 100GB paging file. RAM price is $19 per GB!!! So what if you have to wait 15s for Firefox to load?


Owned. +1 to Duckie!
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If you are worried about data security then the data should be encrypted if you are using a standard disk or ssd.
    
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