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I really haven't gotten to using it that much since I got my sig rig. Likely, I wont use it. I was actually thinking about sending it back but the problem is that I already have windows installed on it. Since they don't need defraging, can I just format it and send it back? I have all the guides and receipts.
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post #2 of 42
I recommend using Secure Erase instead (a.k.a. HDDErase). Formatting just replaces the Master File Table with a fresh (blank) one in the specified format; none of the data is touched.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...o-use-HDDErase
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Thanks but will NewEgg know?/care?
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They don't care. As long as the drive is functional it won't matter. It will probably just be resold as an open box deal.
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Why aren't you using your SSD? It's a huge overall performance boost for any system!
    
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post #6 of 42
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Why aren't you using your SSD? It's a huge overall performance boost for any system!
Because it is AWESOME OMG SSDs. But I have a fully functional 7200 Spinpoint which is really all I need. Down the road if I REALLY NEED ONE. Then yes, I'll get one but I can spend 120 on tons of better stuff.

I also feel that SSDs make more of a difference on OS X. My boot times weren't that much different on the SSD anyways.
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Thanks but will NewEgg know?/care?
I don't know, but using Secure Erase is extremely easy.
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post #8 of 42
Quote:
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Because it is AWESOME OMG SSDs. But I have a fully functional 7200 Spinpoint which is really all I need. Down the road if I REALLY NEED ONE. Then yes, I'll get one but I can spend 120 on tons of better stuff.

I also feel that SSDs make more of a difference on OS X. My boot times weren't that much different on the SSD anyways.
It isn't boot times that people are after, but you're not the only one that's been underwhelmed by SSDs. I don't see the point for most home PCs either. It's very much a luxury item.
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post #9 of 42
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It isn't boot times that people are after, but you're not the only one that's been underwhelmed by SSDs. I don't see the point for most home PCs either. It's very much a luxury item.
The only thing I like SSDs on is OSX.
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post #10 of 42
If you don't need a SSD, just format it and run secure erase on it.

You might have to pay a 5-15% Restocking fee.
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