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Man you couldn't have posted this at a better time. I'll be getting my first SSD next month. Thank you!
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Originally Posted by EmeraldICE;15534496 
Man you couldn't have posted this at a better time. I'll be getting my first SSD next month. Thank you!

No problem smile.gif

A new step will be added to the guide!(if it is good, and it should be) It pertains to GPT partitioning and Users with UEFI bioses. Basically there needs to be 3 partitions created and one is for the uefi bios as an extension.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463525

Also, I'm adding in how to adjust your services and start up programs. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster;15534973 
Also, I'm adding in how to adjust your services and start up programs. tongue.gif
Google "Black Viper services" smile.gif and make a guide from there. I've been going to his site for years.
    
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Google "Black Viper services" smile.gif and make a guide from there. I've been going to his site for years.

hehe, I already got it. wink.gif
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hehe, I already got it. wink.gif
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Also, if you want to add a PartedMagic section at the end of the ssd guide that would be great. It's SecureErase function works wonderfully.
    
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Also, if you want to add a PartedMagic section at the end of the ssd guide that would be great. It's SecureErase function works wonderfully.

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The only time it can be a pain is if the secure function is locked. If that's the case: You have to reboot, go into the bios and turn on "hot swap" on the sata ports, save & exit, then turn off the computer, disconnect the ssd, turn on and boot to PartedMagic, then plug the ssd back in (I connected it to a Sata II port). Finally, the SecureErase should be unlocked.

I found a post on here yesterday that explained basically the same thing, but I added an extra step. It was driving me insane before I found said post. It was never locked on my old G.Skill ssd, but it was with my Mushkin. Aaaand if SecureErase is not locked.....then there's no need to go through all that. biggrin.gif
    
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The only time it can be a pain is if the secure function is locked. If that's the case: You have to reboot, go into the bios and turn on "hot swap" on the sata ports, save & exit, then turn off the computer, disconnect the ssd, turn on and boot to PartedMagic, then plug the ssd back in (I connected it to a Sata II port). Finally, the SecureErase should be unlocked.

I found a post on here yesterday that explained basically the same thing, but I added an extra step. It was driving me insane before I found said post. It was never locked on my old G.Skill ssd, but it was with my Mushkin. Aaaand if SecureErase is not locked.....then there's no need to go through all that. biggrin.gif

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Secure Erasing

Over time you may notice your SSD's performance degrade or might not feel as snappy as it was from right out of the box. Over time when data is deleted off of your SSD it will not fully erase and leave "garbage data" behind and will make future writes slower, generally lowering performance.

Now if your SSD is enabled in AHCI mode and supports TRIM, then TRIM will over time securing wipe sectors that had data on them but was deleted. TRIM works overtime and usually only when the system is idle. If you have had your SSD for awhile and want it brand new out of the box then doing a full Secure Erase on your SSD all at once would be the best option.

Secure Erasing an SSD will effectively make each sector on the SSD a blank and empty spot just like it was out of the box. If you believe it is time for you to Secure Erase your SSD there are multiple ways you can go about it. My preferred way about Secure Erasing is the Parted Magic program. With Parted Magic you will basically need a blank CD/DVD

Download Link for Parted Magic -> http://partedmagic.com/doku.php
Corsairs Parted Magic Guide (will work on any SSD) ->http://blog.corsair.com/?p=4484

Freeze Lock

If you do decide to use Parted Magic to Secure Erase and are having issues with your SSD being "Freeze Locked" or not showing up then try this:

1. Enable AHCI mode in the UEFI/BIOS and enable Hot Swap on all everything.
2. Unplug EVERYTHING (including the SSD) on your Sata ports but your CD/DVD drive.
3. Load up Parted Magic and when in the main GUI plug your SSD into a normal Sata 2 port.

Basically "Freeze Locking" your SSD will not let it be allowed to be Secure Erased. If the UEFI/BIOS recognizes the SSD as plugged in at boot up then it will lock it. If you plug in the SSD after the computer is on then it will not be locked and it should be able to be Secure Erased normally.
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^^^^^ That was it. I added the "then turn off the computer, disconnect the ssd, turn on and boot to PartedMagic" because it wasn't that clear (at least to me) in that post.
    
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