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HDDErase is about the easiest and best one to put it back to top performance. Though i did have to take it out of ahci mode for hhderase to work.
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hdderase is ok any of those secure erasers are as far as im aware. I just like Parted Magic as I find it easier being a supernoob lol!
Edited by moonmanas - 1/13/11 at 1:49pm
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Are there any potential problems I could run into? If so, then what are they and how are they averted/fixed?
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thanks for everyone's input on my query. needless to say, i did end up having to open up my case and disconnect and reconnect the ssd in order to perform secure erase. i ended up using hdderase.

everything went smoothly, except that after the operation was finished, ssd's S.M.A.R.T. capabilities no longer functioned, per bios. i tried all i knew to turn it's S.M.A.R.T. functions back on, but no dice. so i just disabled it in the bios. i've never had to use hard drive S.M.A.R.T. functions anyways, and it didnt affect ssd's performance by disabling it.

one thing i noticed was, WEI processor score was lowered from 7.7 to 7.6 when i changed from a 32bit to a 64bit os. ram went up though, from 7.7 to 7.8.

so there, i've got a fresh os on a fresh ssd thanks to ocn members
You should update to a newer firmware. The newer firmwares fix that S.M.A.R.T. error thing.

I have an extra HDD with a basic Windows7 install with OCZ toolbox on it. I switch to AHCI in BIOS and boot to the basic Windows install HDD and update firmware with the toolbox.
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post #45 of 82
Just secure erase with ur favorite ersae program, put ssd on first sata port on achi mode. Just have the ssd and dvd rom on mobo, if u use a dvd rom to install windows. Then install...should be fine....then tweak free SSDTWEAKER is ok for starters...maybe u have to install achi drivers for mobo...
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Just secure erase with ur favorite ersae program, put ssd on first sata port on achi mode. Just have the ssd and dvd rom on mobo, if u use a dvd rom to install windows. Then install...should be fine....then tweak free SSDTWEAKER is ok for starters...maybe u have to install achi drivers for mobo...
I'm curious about something. Step 2 of the HDDErase guide on OCZ's message board says "2. Shut down your system and uninstall all drives from your machine. Yes, that includes the SSD you'd like to erase.".

And then step 5 says "5. As soon as you see the DOS command prompt, reinstall the SSD you wish to erase.". Does this mean NicoOCZ is recommending that I reconnect my SSD while I'm looking at this command prompt? I thought that this was unsafe to do while the system was on.

Oh, I do have a bootable USB flash drive, so I'm no stranger to this.
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AHCI mode allows hot-swapping of drives so it'll be OK
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Then I'll just leave its power cable plugged in the entire time.
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"A possible solution for SATA drives is hot-(re)plug the data cable (this might crash your kernel). If hot-(re)pluging the SATA data cable crashes the kernel try letting the operating system fully boot up, then quickly hot-(re)plug both the SATA power and data cables."

source

I've got everything I need ready but I'm a bit scared lol. I hope nothing goes wrong.
Edited by tw33k - 1/13/11 at 2:16pm
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I guess I figured out why I asked: I don't understand why NicoOCZ recommends disconnecting all the drives including the SSD I want to Secure Erase. I mean it sounds to me like all I have to do is
  1. Reboot into the BIOS
  2. Switch to IDE mode
  3. Adjust the boot priority
  4. Save & Exit (and let it go through a little bit of the POST)
  5. Turn my system off
  6. Disconnect my G.SKILL Falcon (my Callisto Deluxe is the only other drive other than the optical drive)
  7. Turn the system back on and let it boot from my USB flash drive
  8. Use Secure Erase as instructed

I mean, I don't understand yet why it's recommended to disconnect the drive I want to use Secure Erase on only to connect it once I have booted to the USB flash drive.

Quote:
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"A possible solution for SATA drives is hot-(re)plug the data cable (this might crash your kernel). If hot-(re)pluging the SATA data cable crashes the kernel try letting the operating system fully boot up, then quickly hot-(re)plug both the SATA power and data cables."

source

I've got everything I need ready but I'm a bit scared lol. I hope nothing goes wrong.
Thank you! This gives me complete peace of mind that it's safe!

Anyway, I guess that if I don't see you for the next day or 2, then I'll know something went wrong.
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