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Hey OCN, I have been running the SSD in my sig for about 9 months now without a hitch. In fact it has exceeded all my expectations on longevity, speed and reliability.

I am upgrading to a z68 setup and want to do a fresh Windows install. This might be a dumb question but what is your take on the best way to reformat an SSD. I have never done this so do you format it like a regular HDD or do you write zeros to the drive orrr......? Thanks everyone for your input.
    
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ive done this a few times, i just pull all my drives out of the system except for the SSd and then go to install windows. when it comes to selecting the drive to install onto i select the SSD then delete the drive leaving me with unallocated space, then i use that unallocated space to recreate the drive and then install windows. ive done this about 10 times so far and the speeds have not dropped so far.
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ive done this a few times, i just pull all my drives out of the system except for the SSd and then go to install windows. when it comes to selecting the drive to install onto i select the SSD then delete the drive leaving me with unallocated space, then i use that unallocated space to recreate the drive and then install windows. ive done this about 10 times so far and the speeds have not dropped so far.
Thanks. That is really what I was going to do in the first place (same as you do with a fresh install with an HDD). I just wanted to reassure my assumptions on reformatting it. Thanks a bunch Kal777.
    
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