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Hi,

I just got a new SSD and had trouble with the dd command:

"dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sda"

It stalls somewhere at the beginning saying "dd: Writing No Space Left...". Its a 20gb partition but it only wrote about 3gb to it. Thats what it says in its report.

How do I get it to complete it doing the whole partition? Perhaps someone knows.



Thanks.
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why would you ever zero fill a brand new ssd...
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i'm sorta curious myself as to why too?

i get the feeling he will next want to know how to defrag it...
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DON'T use urandom on an SSD! If you're clearing possible traces from whatever has been on it before, use ATA Secure Erase!
https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_Secure_Erase
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