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It makes it so no one can read your chemistry reports and digg.com page history.

I wouldn't be too worried about how secure it is.
    
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Originally Posted by gregory121295 View Post
Yes, the built in "OCZ Toolbox" is considered a built in sanitizing command. According to the article, if you let it run for a few hours to trash collect and trim after the erase, even the FBI would have a hard time getting your files.
I'll be using my old drive (which has Vista 64-bit), so it won't have TRIM. Does Vista 64 have garbage collection though?


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It makes it so no one can read your chemistry reports and digg.com page history.

I wouldn't be too worried about how secure it is.
lol that was kind of funny, but I still need it to be secure, I have my dad's business stuff on it (contracts, everything), and it needs to be secure.
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I'll be using my old drive (which has Vista 64-bit), so it won't have TRIM. [B][I]Does Vista 64 have garbage
garbage collection is part of the ssd firmware and will happen regardless of OS. Trim is faster but in some usage situations gc can be sufficient.
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Why can't you just wipe the drive, and then put 150,000 copies of caramelldansen on it.
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If I'm understanding this Anandtech article correctly, SandForce drives encrypt themselves. When you Secure Erase the drive it just throws out the old encryption key, which makes all data on the drive worthless.

This is from the Intel 320 SSD review, but should be relevant: "A side effect of having all data encrypted on the NAND is that secure erases happen much quicker. You can secure erase a SF drive in under 3 seconds as the controller just throws away the encryption key and generates a new one. "

From this article: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4244/i...d-320-review/2
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