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Correct me if I'm wrong, but on Sandforce and Intel SSDs, "Secure Erase" just throws out the encryption key and generates a new one, rendering all data on the drive unusable.

At least, that's according to Anandtech. I can't see how this would be dangerous to the drive.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but on Sandforce and Intel SSDs, "Secure Erase" just throws out the encryption key and generates a new one, rendering all data on the drive unusable.

At least, that's according to Anandtech. I can't see how this would be dangerous to the drive.
I saw it kill my 160GB Intel
Maybe I did it wrong! But I don't usually go breaking things!
OK "I did kill two Crucial 64GB SSDs"
But to kill the old Crucial m225 64GB SSDs, you only had to fill them up
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