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hdderase doesnt take that long since its ssd, it would take long if it was a mechanical
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Originally Posted by moonmanas;11849396 
I use Parted Magic to erase its's a doddle. DL Parted Magic image burn to a disc, boot to that and a couple of clicks later its done, the actual erase is good too it takes like a second! If you are re-installing windows you may just as well take five mins to secure erase the SSD as is suggested by the manufacturers.....just doing the windows quick format i dunno its like cleaning the car but leaving all the astrays in it full, all the fish n chip papers, drink cans, news papers/mags n other rubbish in the car n wondering why it aint clean lol....
How can all of the data be erased in just 1 second? The actual standard format itself takes just 1 second or so, so I don't understand. I thought that actually erasing all of the data on a drive takes much longer than just 1 second.

Plus, the standard format doesn't touch any of the data. It just replaces the MFT with a fresh one in the specified format, which is why it's called "formatting".
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How can all of the data be erased in just 1 second? The actual standard format itself takes just 1 second or so, so I don't understand. I thought that actually erasing all of the data on a drive takes much longer than just 1 second.

Plus, the standard format doesn't touch any of the data. It just replaces the MFT with a fresh one in the specified format, which is why it's called "formatting".

Secure erasing an ssd back to factory clean state takes litrallly a second, theres no moving parts, its told to erase so as far as i know thats what it does no hunting about, it just wipes the drive, zap its gone.
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Secure erasing an ssd back to factory clean state takes litrallly a second, theres no moving parts, its told to erase so as far as i know thats what it does no hunting about, it just wipes the drive, zap its gone.
I know there are no moving parts, but I still find it hard to believe that it's actually erasing all of the data. I mean, doesn't that mean it's taking all of the 1s and 0s and turning them in to 0s?
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I know there are no moving parts, but I still find it hard to believe that it's actually erasing all of the data. I mean, doesn't that mean it's taking all of the 1s and 0s and turning them in to 0s?

Yes thats EXACTLY what it does, probably quicker than a second.....
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yeah i formatted the drive then hdderased it after
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yeah i formatted the drive then hdderased it after

I see u got 2 in raid, i had great fun yesterday doing that for first time how does this atto bench llok? funny its writng quicker than reading....
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Originally Posted by moonmanas;11849396 
I use Parted Magic to erase its's a doddle. DL Parted Magic image burn to a disc, boot to that and a couple of clicks later its done, the actual erase is good too it takes like a second! If you are re-installing windows you may just as well take five mins to secure erase the SSD as is suggested by the manufacturers.....just doing the windows quick format i dunno its like cleaning the car but leaving all the astrays in it full, all the fish n chip papers, drink cans, news papers/mags n other rubbish in the car n wondering why it aint clean lol....

Thanks moon! +1 rep!

I just finished reading up on Parted Magic, it seems much simpler than HDDErase (no need to disconnect and reconnect cables to the drive to initiate secure erase). I will secure erase via parted magic, followed by re-installing OS tomorrow:)

Also, after much reading, the reason why secure erasing an ssd takes only seconds, is because all that's needed is an electrical "zap" to erase data.
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Hi Piranhamoose, yeah it couldnt be much easier than Parted Magic, even i did it! Several times now. Whats, Rep anyways lol.
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Are you asking for Rep?
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