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.