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How do I restore my SSD back to factory condition?

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I have an Intel one and I read somewhere that it can be done using the Intel SSD Toolbox, but I'm not sure how credible that information is.

Is there a way of doing this w/o putting a file onto a bootable USB stick?

Btw, my host writes is up to 643GB on my 40GB drive. Is that considered high?
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1. Yes it can be, it can be done with that tool, or with others that do secure erase
2. You must boot from another HDD and then you can erase the SSD.
3. I think they're good for a few tenths (or hundreds?) of TB
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
1. Yes it can be, it can be done with that tool, or with others that do secure erase
2. You must boot from another HDD and then you can erase the SSD.
3. I think they're good for a few tenths (or hundreds?) of TB
I'm looking at the toolbox right now, but I don't see an option to erase the data. It only has the management tools, drive information, and diagnostics scans. Will the option become available when I boot from another HDD or is my version just not updated?

As for the writes question, does that mean my writes are getting too high which will cause performance lost?
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