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Reformatting my OCZ Vertex 2

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Hey guys,

What's the end all be all solution you guys use to reformat and completely wipe everything from your SSDs? Also what do you guys use to comepltely wipe everything from regular drives?


I remember OCZ including some defragging software for the Vertex 2, but I can't seem to find that on their site anywhere. Any ideas?


Thanks!
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Same as any other disc.

1. Remove all HDDs except the one you want to wipe (you can just disconnect them, it's easier)
2. Install Windows on another HDD (I have a spare with Windows and nothing else on it, for this purpose.)
3. Install KillDisk or whatever it is on the spare HDD, use it to wipe the SSD
4. Reinstall Windows on SSD
5. Reconnect other hard drives
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Can't I just burn KillDisk to a bootable CD and do it from there?
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post #4 of 15
I dunno. I wasn't aware it was bootable.

If you want a CD-based discwiper, used DBAN.

I have no idea how it works, so I can't help with that.
post #5 of 15
For your SSD, use HDDerase.

More info can be found on the OCZ website.
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Thanks to both you guys. Rep has been given accordingly



SimpleTech: Do you have the link to the defrag software from OCZ for their SSDs as well?
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Thanks to both you guys. Rep has been given accordingly



SimpleTech: Do you have the link to the defrag software from OCZ for their SSDs as well?
No problem.

SSDs don't require defraging and in fact you wear out the drive faster. If you have a HDD (mechanical drive), I would advise using Auslogics Disk Defrag.
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Yea, I use Ausllogics and I like it
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I would use Parted Magic to wipe it, it's Erase Disk utility makes hdparm have a GUI.

bootable too, no need to have 2 copies of Windows installed.

OCZ made a guide: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...d-Click-Method
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I would use Parted Magic to wipe it, it's Erase Disk utility makes hdparm have a GUI.

bootable too, no need to have 2 copies of Windows installed.

OCZ made a guide: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...d-Click-Method
Damn I wish I knew about this sooner.. I used a Ubuntu CD to secure erase mine. It didnt even take any time to erase maybe like a second after I used the sudo command. It should be secure erased though right?

Also after installing I have a system reserved partition, this is because of installing Windows 7 on it right?
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