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How do i fully erase my ssd ready for new OS?

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Simple question, need to erase my vertex 2 60gb drives back to factory setting, ready for OS install, any ideas how I go about doing this?

thaanks!
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you can either:

Just format it normally just like an HDD, and rely on Windows TRIM... ideally run the Intel drivers while doing the format if at all possible.

Otherwise you can try out a Secure Erase...

There are a number of guides, and instructions in the OCZ forums, but Parted Magic has a nice gui front end for hdparm if you want to go that way...

A lot of people love the DOS-based HDDErase... personally I've had experience with linux so I would go with hdparm... but it's all up to you.
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