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post #11 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?

Cheers
Use the OCZ SSD toolbox software and run secure erase in the software. If you format, do quick only, never full format a SSD drive.

http://www.ocztechnology.com/files/s..._7_11_2011.pdf

http://www.ocztechnology.com/ssd_too...LE,_Agility_2/
Edited by ezveedub - 7/21/11 at 10:59am
     
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Dban's boot and nuke. I have done this on a SSD. windows rating went from 7.7 to 7.1
    
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+1 for CCleaner - dead easy to install and use.
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post #14 of 22
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+1 for CCleaner - dead easy to install and use.
CCleaner won't do a secure erase on an SSD. in fact most normal deletion methods done on Standard HDDs wont work on SSDs because of how the drives work. primarily TRIM....
post #15 of 22
do not dban an ssd,

secure erasing it would be the best method for protection/security and keeping the integrity of the ssd as you are selling it
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post #16 of 22
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io just need to dlete absolutely everything so that i can ship it tomorrow
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dont know what your making a big deal about? you never format a hard drive before?
i have used windows format before and sold a drive and it still had some stuff on..i dont know how.

And frankly I want to make sure i do this right..is that so wrong?! *sheds a tear*

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post #18 of 22
The only way to actually delete EVERYTHING off of an SSD is an ATA Secure Erase. even then, not all SSD's support a Full ATA Secure Erase. i know mine doesn't, but i did it and i didn't seem to lose any performance on my drive after i had reinstalled windows.....
post #19 of 22
damn ssd you scary.
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Dban's boot and nuke. I have done this on a SSD. windows rating went from 7.7 to 7.1
the BAN in DBAN already means boot and nuke
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