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How can I erase my ssd properly?

post #1 of 22
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Basically folks I'll be putting my OCD vertex 2 SSd in my bros pc and I need to erase it fully and properly as it's been sold. What's best way to do this? What program should I use etc?

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post #2 of 22
i think the program hdderase could help you out
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download hdderase... burn the iso into a dvd or usb stick (i use ultraiso) and boot from dvd or usb stick.

dos will pop up.. type hdderase and follow the directions.
-Make sure your sata controllers are set to ide and legacy mode or it won't work
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when you install windows your going to reformat?????????????
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Originally Posted by valtopps View Post
when you install windows your going to reformat?????????????
euhhhh?

The SSD's are being sold. i,e they will no longer be in my possession? hehe

I was hoping there would be an alternative to messing around putting programme on USb stick, then loading from usb stick and using Dos etc...I thought I might be able to just plug in my pc and then erase in windows?
post #6 of 22
if you're not using the SSD as a boot drive, then you can just use windows formatting tool

Just select quick format, and format it.

unless you're trying to protect all former information that's on the SSD that you think your bro's computer knowledge can retrieve, then just DBan the sucker.
Edited by azianai - 7/21/11 at 10:49am
post #7 of 22
OP could use "CCleaner" and do a wipe free space, with an over write
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post #8 of 22
DBan is the king. Not sure how well / if it works on SSDs, though.
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post #9 of 22
1. Download a livecd of Ubuntu.
2. Do a secure Erase (if your drive supports an ACTUAL secure Erase, i know mine doesnt)
https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_Secure_Erase
post #10 of 22
dont know what your making a big deal about? you never format a hard drive before?
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