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Why does everyone keep on about alignment you dont need to align anything with Vista and above windows install does the alignment perfectly well. typing "clean" into diskpart does NOT wipe the drive clean it marks files for deletion, ie that they can be deleted when written over. Not sure about that? do the "clean" command and when you have installed up to sound and graphics drivers run WEI your drive will NOT get it's top score. A Vertex3 will drop from 7.9 to 7.8 and a Vertex2 from 7.7 to 7.5 and benchmarks will be well low...

Do the same again but secure erase with Parted Magic option 4 "write zeroes to whole disk" install graphics and sound drivers and run WEI again your drive will now get its top score.

A windows format will NOT erase the disk either....you will NOT have an SSD back to factory new this way....
Edited by moonmanas - 5/9/11 at 5:36pm
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A windows format will NOT erase the disk either....you will NOT have an SSD back to factory new this way....
What do you suggest for me to get it back to factory?
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What do you suggest for me to get it back to factory?
This is a doddle leave the ssd unplugged from the mobo until Parted Magic is fully loaded, plug it on after system boots, also as it loads scroll down to opt4 Alternate graphical Server

sometimes after it ejects the cd Parted Magic wont post just a black screen choosing Opt 4 always overcomes that for me...

The secure erase only takes a couple of seconds blink and you miss it lol http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...d-Click-Method
Edited by moonmanas - 5/10/11 at 10:28am
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Download parted magic. Write parted maic to cd. Booth parted magic. Select hdd erase from the menu. Select internal secure erase. Answer prompts. Wait for it to finish. Reboot. Install windows.
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