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Secure Erase needed with sanforce controller?

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I'm getting conflicting info from a lot of places, many of which seem to be pretty old.

I want to wipe an image off of a drive and do a fresh OS install. Do I need to perform any type of secure erase or special wipe using only zeros or something? I have a Mushkin 90GB Callisto with a Sandforce 1200 controller.
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To restore performance on most SSD's you have to use something that issues the ATA Secure Erase Command. You don't want anything that physically writes to the drive. The Secure erase command is executed by the drives controller. Secure Erase only takes about 2 seconds on Sandforce drives.

I use HDDErase on my Sandforce drives occasionally.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...o-use-HDDErase

There is a Linux point and click method that can issue the Secure Erase Command.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...d-Click-Method
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