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Moving my X25-V into my htpc, ran it for around 4 months on win 7 so it should have had trim.

So should I od a secure erase and has anyone used the intel tool box to do this?? I thought the only post I read was of a bricked drive. Or should I just format like normal?

Thanks as always guys. Just looking for some feedback from the community.
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post #2 of 15
Are you going to wipe the OS and reinstall? That is why you want to use Secure Erase.

If so, then get HDDErase 3.3. That is the only version that will work correctly on Intel SSDs.
post #3 of 15
Windows 7 has a secure erase and also i like hhderase also. But i mean i never had any issues with the intel tool box erase either. Just boils down to which one you like the best.
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Thanks, I'm actually going to try and image the drive, and transfer that to the ssd, but yes first I will wipe the old os off of it.
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
Windows 7 has a secure erase and also i like hhderase also. But i mean i never had any issues with the intel tool box erase either. Just boils down to which one you like the best.
So you used the secure erase on the intel tool box before?
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post #6 of 15
Personally I wouldn't bother with Secure Erase.

Intel's implementation of TRIM works quite predictably, so when you format it, it would achieve almost exactly the same result.
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post #7 of 15
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Personally I wouldn't bother with Secure Erase.

Intel's implementation of TRIM works quite predictably, so when you format it, it would achieve almost exactly the same result.
Ok thanks that will save me some hassle.
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bump

was wondering if this can be done without a floppy drive?

i have 2 intel disk but in raid 0 so trim is disabled
    
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Quote:
was wondering if this can be done without a floppy drive?
Just burn the CD.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Hippie;11873625 
Just burn the CD.

can you just put the file on the cd or does it need to be a ms dos boot disk?
    
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