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basically im looking to use secure erase with my ssd but i dont know how to make my flash drive bootable and the OCZ guide is not for windows 7 i think

preciate the help
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Download acronis true image 11. It has a secure erase and it works in windows. Plus it is a good app to make images of your hard drives also.
Acronis True Image 11
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Universal USB installer & http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...e-Driven-SSD-s

This will SE your drive.
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You can a bootable flash drive by doing these steps also.
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Step 1: Prepare the USB stick
1. Plug in your USB Flash Drive

2. Open a command prompt

3. Find the drive number of your USB Drive by typing the following into the Command Prompt window:
- diskpart
- list disk
The number of your USB drive will listed.

4. Format the drive with following commands. Replace the number “1” with the number of your USB disk below.
- select disk 1
- clean
- create partition primary
- select partition 1
- active
- format fs=NTFS QUICK
- assign
- exit

Step 2: Make the Drive Bootable

1. Extract the files from the Windows image to your HDD and open command prompt.
2. Change directory to the boot directory where bootsect lives:
- d:
- cd d:\\boot
3. Use bootsect to set the USB as a bootable NTFS drive prepared for a Vista/7 image. I’m assuming that your USB flash drive has been labeled disk G:\\ by the computer:
bootsect /nt60 g:
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basically im looking to use secure erase with my ssd but i dont know how to make my flash drive bootable and the OCZ guide is not for windows 7 i think

preciate the help
Do you mean this OCZ guide?

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...o-use-HDDErase

If you want to make your flash drive bootable, then just follow these steps (I really think that all other methods are unnecessary):
  1. Connect your flash drive
  2. Open a Command Prompt as an administrator. So open the Start Menu, type cmd, right-click "cmd.exe", and choose "Run as administrator".
  3. Type diskpart and press Enter to load DiskPart
  4. Type list disk and press Enter
  5. Type select disk # (where "#" is the number your flash drive gets) and press Enter
  6. If you want to be sure you have the right one selected, then type list partition and press Enter.
  7. Once you know you have the right drive selected, type clean and press Enter.
  8. Type create partition primary and press Enter
  9. Type active and press Enter
  10. Type format fs=fat32 quick and press Enter
  11. It will appear like it's going to take forever, but then like 5-10 seconds later, it suddenly finishes, jumping straight from 0% to 100%.
  12. Type assign and press Enter
  13. Type list partition to see your creation.
  14. Type exit


So to summarize:
  1. Open the Command Prompt as an administrator
  2. Type diskpart
  3. Type list disk
  4. Type select disk # (like 0, 1, 2, 3, etc.)
  5. Type list partition to verify you selected the flash drive
  6. Type clean
  7. Type create partition primary
  8. Type active
  9. Type format fs=fat32 quick
  10. Type assign
  11. Type exit


Of course, this will format the flash drive which means it replaces its existing Master File Table with a fresh (blank) one, so please put all existing files and folders in a safe place before doing this! Afterward, you can put them back on the flash drive.

Now you can put Secure Erase on the flash drive and follow OCZ's instructions.
Edited by TwoCables - 8/14/11 at 7:00pm
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