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Did you guys know that New Egg wont refund the purchase of an SSD? They will only take it back for a replacement!
I wondered that I mean they will just lose out if everyone just sends used unwanted ssd'd back for a refund
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I don't know, but using Secure Erase is extremely easy.
What if I dont have a USB drive to boot it to?
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What if I dont have a USB drive to boot it to?
I don't know if it matters anymore now that we have been told that Newegg may only take it back for a replacement.
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I don't know if it matters anymore now that we have been told that Newegg may only take it back for a replacement.
I'm chatting with NewEgg now.

But anyways... is there another way without a USB Drive?
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I'm chatting with NewEgg now.

But anyways... is there another way without a USB Drive?
I don't know. However, as long as you have some kind of bootable media like a CD-R that you made bootable, then you should be good. After all, the goal is to just run the executable.
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post #36 of 42
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I'm chatting with NewEgg now.

But anyways... is there another way without a USB Drive?
This is a doddle use a CD http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...d-Click-Method

TIP: Choose option 4...Alternate graphical server. Then do as it says. Takes about 2 minutes once u have the CD with Parted Magic on start to finish.

TIP: Do NOT plug your ssd on the mobo until you have clicked step 2 (erase disk) click that then plug the ssd on. It will then show up and wont be in a frozen state
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Also: "frozen state" does not mean the drive is dead or anything. It just means that the motherboard has a security feature (that cannot be changed) which disallows the creation of any password by third-party programs on hard drives and solid state drives. So by connecting "late" like that, you are hopefully avoiding the security check during the Power-On Self Test. Some boards will still perform this security check as soon as it is connected. However, if you can enable Hot Plugging in the BIOS, then that should make it work.
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is there an update to linux shred
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is there an update to linux shred
Heres DL page http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=downloads guess it wont matter too much if you get the frozen state it will ask if you want to write 0's to the disk/drive using DD or something like that. That doesnt do as good a job erasing as the normal option which uses the drives internal controller to erase the it, if it has one.

The first option as far as i know just marks files so they can be written over and doesnt really delete them, similar to the clean and clean all commands with diskpart, the first just marks them the "clean all" gets it back to factory state.

Diskpart as far as im aware you can run from the windows install dvd on the advanced bit at start of installation. I just have diskpart on CD so never tried that way.

Heres the link how to go about that

http://epczone.net/tutorials-and-gui...-with-diskpart

Using the non taotal erase command in that and the write dd's whatever it is in Parted Magic will have an ssd not running at its best once windows is installed. Ive tried each on different ssd's Old vertex 2 would get 7.5 0r 7.6 instaed of 7.7 witha proper erase. C300's 64 + 128 GB 7.7 instaed of 7.9
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They will charge a 18 restocking fee but still I get 100 back.
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