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What are you trying to achieve by doing that? You can do that, but it is not a secure erase. That manually forces TRIM to run and then garbage collection will take over.
Why would you lose performance? As long as TRIM is functioning you are fine. You should only secure erase a drive if it is acting up imo.

The SM951 is not normally warranted if you secure erase it. Id rather not kill my SSD to achieve nothing in return.

I want to reinstall windows on both SSD's, but I want to make sure everything is gone from it before and unreadable so the SSD is back to original factory fresh state. So in this case is it necessary to run parted magic in order to get it to this state? I guess I can use samsung magician for my 840 Pro but for my crucial M4 I need to do it with the software or another method. WHich is best to make sure it is totally wiped as if I was going to sell the drive to someone?
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post #192 of 222
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What are you trying to achieve by doing that? You can do that, but it is not a secure erase. That manually forces TRIM to run and then garbage collection will take over.
Why would you lose performance? As long as TRIM is functioning you are fine. You should only secure erase a drive if it is acting up imo.

The SM951 is not normally warranted if you secure erase it. Id rather not kill my SSD to achieve nothing in return.

I may misunderstood too much secure erasing in my life. XD

I can just format it meanwhile the w10 installation,or you suggest me another method?
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I may misunderstood too much secure erasing in my life. XD

I can just format it meanwhile the w10 installation,or you suggest me another method?


You can with the isntaller no issue. Quick format is all that is needed.

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You can with the isntaller no issue. Quick format is all that is needed.

Thanks again,after more than 10 years in pc there's still something you have to learn! thumb.gif
post #195 of 222
someone known about this?

"how this work with the sleep problem affecting previous ssd, when you want to do the secure erase?"
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someone known about this?

"how this work with the sleep problem affecting previous ssd, when you want to do the secure erase?"


What are you referring to? The system will not resume after sleep to unfreeze the SSD or what? If it won't resume make sure you have the most up to date version of parted magic, use another system, or look into the other alternatives.

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i was referring to the known issue with a standard ssd like 850 pro they always appear to be set on frozen when you want to secure erase them, in that case the only thing that worked for me was removing the power completely, so here how it will work, i'll need to remove the ssd from the m.2 slot?
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i was referring to the known issue with a standard ssd like 850 pro they always appear to be set on frozen when you want to secure erase them, in that case the only thing that worked for me was removing the power completely, so here how it will work, i'll need to remove the ssd from the m.2 slot?


All SSDs can have that issue. It is normal. In order to get around them being in a frozen state you put the PC to sleep and then resume from sleep and try again. If not, enable hotswap and plug in the drive after the OS is booted or do as you did and simply unplug and reconnect the drive.

 

What M.2 drive are you trying to secure erase?

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not any for now, but i want to know in advance how it work with m.2, if the same problem happen, i just remove it from the motherboard and then connect it again?

i was removing the power from my actual 850 pro, when the pc was still running, and it was fine, my question is if it is fine with the m.2 ssd too
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not any for now, but i want to know in advance how it work with m.2, if the same problem happen, i just remove it from the motherboard and then connect it again?

i was removing the power from my actual 850 pro, when the pc was still running, and it was fine, my question is if it is fine with the m.2 ssd too

Well, when you know what one ask again because you may be able to avoid doing that completely depending on the drive. Also, some M.2 SSDs don't support secure erase and can brick. You should be able to just remove and reinsert the drive, but there may be a potential for that messing up the drive.

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