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upgrading cpu and mobo and os to 64bit win7
have magician 3.4
read quick format will do and magician has error secure ersse
WHAT do I do??????????????
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Before of the way they work, I believe a quick format is good for breaking all the links from bit to bit to rebuild files.

EDIT: You can also find a program that will write all 0s or 1s to it, but that wears it out.
Edited by Thereoncewasamaninparis - 8/12/13 at 6:58pm
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Secure erase. Eliminates everything, unlike just formatting and only takes a second or 2.

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Formatting is fine also.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DooRules View Post

Formatting is fine also.
thanks for pertinent info
am looking forward to new rebuild
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thereoncewasamaninparis View Post

Before of the way they work, I believe a quick format is good for breaking all the links from bit to bit to rebuild files.

EDIT: You can also find a program that will write all 0s or 1s to it, but that wears it out.
I think a format sounds fine
Ccleaner can write like above but glad you tokd me
Wears it out
post #7 of 8
just quick format for a reinstall...anything else is typically useless to do.

No point in secure erasing 99% of the time. Especially for a wipe and reinstall.
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just quick format for a reinstall...anything else is typically useless to do.

No point in secure erasing 99% of the time. Especially for a wipe and reinstall.

One exception I'd make is for SandForce. They don't recover full performance after TRIM so it's better to do a secure erase.
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