Originally Posted by steevo
Yeah I know that, but I want both of the drives to be wiped, not just the one I'm going to install W10 on, so I thought wiping them before I install couldn't hurt, you know?
If I let the installation process wipe my SSD the HDD will still be as it was before.
Easiest way is do do that from windows installer - boot from the installer on USB, open a command prompt (shift-f10), type "diskpart", then "list disk", find out your SSD and HDD numbers. Then "select disk #", "clean", then "select disk #" (the other one, since you want to clear both), "clean", "exit"
Then shut down, unplug the HDD and proceed to install on the SSD. If your MB supports UEFI, you may want to use "convert GPT" also, on both disks.
Edit: using Linux' shred could cause a little wear on the ssd, so I'd avoid that if what you want is just to "format" the driveEdited by amra88 - 8/8/16 at 8:08am