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post #11 of 15
personally , i use a ubuntu live CD, then go to the tools, gparted, and then i format my HDD (it's the same with a SSD), you can choose quick or full..

i whould just use a live disk
if you are paranoid of accidently reformatting the wrong drive, just disconnect them.
post #12 of 15
I really am not an expert but I have a Vertex 2 and why cant you just do a quick reformat in Windows 7 like you would with an other HDD? It takes seconds and if you back up all your data with Acronis or something like Acronis why cant you do it and be done with it?
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If you want to actually wipe the data, you'll have to do a full format or write over the data. A quick format won't actually touch the data, only the map of it so to speak.

Doing a full format of a SSD isn't too great for its longevity.
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If you want to actually wipe the data, you'll have to do a full format or write over the data. A quick format won't actually touch the data, only the map of it so to speak.

Doing a full format of a SSD isn't too great for its longevity.
I wanted to open up this thread again and ask another question. Could I just use the Windows 7 CD erase tool to quickly erase my SSD? Would it harm my SSD in any way? I am not selling the drive or anything, only want a fresh copy of windows on there.
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I wanted to open up this thread again and ask another question. Could I just use the Windows 7 CD erase tool to quickly erase my SSD? Would it harm my SSD in any way? I am not selling the drive or anything, only want a fresh copy of windows on there.
I beleive OCZ has an Erase tool in their " Toolbox" that does it perfectly but you have to realign the drive after that.
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