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Hi,

I recently replaced my X25-V to a X25-M and wanting to install the X25-V to my laptop.
I believe by simply format the SSD, the blocks will not be wiped clean. The performance should be bad when writing to these blocks which are formated but not wiped clean. I also learned that OCZ has a wipe application for such taks but I'm not confident to try it on my intel drive.

Any confirmed/best way to "format" or restore the drive to a "clean" status for installtion?

The X25-V had been reformated about 3 times and had been trim'd since the first day.
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windows 7 format? should do it... no?
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Try a Secure Erase program like this one:

http://www.iishacks.com/index.php/20...ate-drive-ssd/

or just google for "Secure Erase SSD"

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Try a Secure Erase program like this one:

http://www.iishacks.com/index.php/20...ate-drive-ssd/

or just google for "Secure Erase SSD"

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Great info. Didn't know the 3.3, guess I got carried out by the 4.0 version.
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windows 7 format? should do it... no?
I don't think a format will reset the mapping table and the acutal blocks will be shown as formated but acutally it would still be filled with data.

You can easily recover data from a "normal format" SSD.
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