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I followed the tutorial which zero's your drives using HDDerase 3.3, but HDDerase doesn't seem to work with my motherboard.

Are there any other relatively easy/quick ways of completley zero'ing the drives bringing them back to like when they came out of the factory?

Cheers.
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Originally Posted by Outcasst;12123603 
I followed the tutorial which zero's your drives using HDDerase 3.3, but HDDerase doesn't seem to work with my motherboard.

Are there any other relatively easy/quick ways of completley zero'ing the drives bringing them back to like when they came out of the factory?

Cheers.

Yes, download gParted and follow this after starting terminal in gParted and typing sudo su.

https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_Secure_Erase
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Do magnets work on SSD's? 0:-)
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Originally Posted by Man O' War;12124218 
Do magnets work on SSD's? 0:-)

Magnets don't work on flash memory.
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Originally Posted by Man O' War;12124218 
Do magnets work on SSD's? 0:-)

Consumer magnets don't work on HDDs either....
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