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Hey everyone.

I am wanting to completely wipe out my SSD and then re-install everthing like new.

Currently the only stuff on my SSD is the OS and some key programs which I will be transferring onto my Hard Drive so I can keep.

What is the best way to go about completely wiping out my SSD and then re-installing in 7 64bit?

Thanks
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post #2 of 14
I use hdderase on mine. Make sure you turn off ahci before you use it. I use secure method and it always returns it to the factory performance too.
http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/people/Hughes/HDDEraseWeb.zip
post #3 of 14
you can just wipe the drive clean and format it and you should be fine.. unless you want to change the aliment of your SSD which takes a bit more
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I just want to wipe it to factory performance; nothing on it.

As if I just took it out of the box.
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post #5 of 14
Then use the program i gave you then. And you will be back to factory performance.

A little info and read me for you.
http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...o-use-HDDErase
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All you need to do is reinstall windows and run ccleaners wipe free space.
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Would just doing a reformat to the SSD not work?
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How do you change the alignment?
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by xBlitzerx View Post
How do you change the alignment?
Open Command prompt with the SSD on another PC or you can do it from the Windows 7 repair console on the DVD.

Type diskpart and press Enter
Type list disk and press Enter
Type select disk 0 (or whichever number your SSD gets) and press Enter
If you want to be sure you have the right one selected, then type list partition and press Enter
Once you know you have the right drive selected, type clean and press Enter
Type create partition primary align=1024 and press Enter
Type format quick fs=ntfs and press Enter
Type active and press Enter
Type exit and press Enter; repeat
Click Restart
Boot from the DVD and do a normal installation using custom method but do not format your SSD.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by zyphur View Post
would just doing a reformat to the ssd not work?
^ ?
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