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Hi all, What dose secure earse actualy do. Some people have said it restores performance so just restore your SSD Drive back to how it was in the box when you first open it, some say it just wipes it. What dose it actauly do.....
post #2 of 11
It just clears all the data from the drive. Secure erasing won't reverse any potential effects of accumulated writes to the drive, however.

Edit: You could read this article if you'd like. Maybe this one too.
Edited by t-ramp - 8/15/11 at 10:18am
post #3 of 11
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I have benchmark my PC a few times so if I secure earse will it it take it back? to the SSD drive brand new?
post #4 of 11
I imagine secure ears keep you from hearing things you shouldn't hear. Similar to hearing protection.
    
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post #5 of 11
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Sorry I'm confused.com :L . I have benchmark my SSD a few times because I had a few proberlems with it and now I want to resotre the SSD back to defult so will secure earse do that for me. Some people said when you benchmark your SSD it effects the NAND?
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by lukehoare View Post
Sorry I'm confused.com :L . I have benchmark my SSD a few times because I had a few proberlems with it and now I want to resotre the SSD back to defult so will secure earse do that for me. Some people said when you benchmark your SSD it effects the NAND?
Flash memory has a limited, finite amount of writes that can be performed. Eventually the performance of the drive will be reduced because the NAND has "deteriorated" due to the accumulated writes. You can't reverse this process. However, a few benchmarks won't cause significant harm to the SSD.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_memory#Memory_wear
post #7 of 11
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Well I have benchmarket my systeam around 8 - 10 times only becuase I have had sooo many proberlems. Would that effect the nand at all? Also how long is an SSD life on advanage?
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Well I have benchmarket my systeam around 8 - 10 times only becuase I have had sooo many proberlems. Would that effect the nand at all?
Nah.
post #9 of 11
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Ok thanks
post #10 of 11
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Is there anyway to keep watch on your SSD so like somone said SMART?
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