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post #11 of 78
No problem. Get a lighter and melt the chips to 100% liquid. Period.
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post #12 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post
1. Defrag until SSD dies.
2. ???
3. Profit
Wouldn't work.

Doing that would only lead to an SSD that couldn't be written to. All the data would remain in a read only form.
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Immediately upon seeing the OP picture, after reading the thread title, I envisioned myself jabbing that screwdriver in those big blocks of memory Dexter Morgan style.

And then, applying for the University of San Diego.
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post #14 of 78
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I don't get it... how is memory still read if it is overwritten? I mean, if I filled the entire SSD with pictures of a sunset, over top of whatever original data was there, what part of the drive is still retaining the original data?

I understand how data recovery is possible on magnetic storage, since the bit can be biased slightly and that bias can be read, I just don't understand how an SSD could have any bias towards previous writes.
Because of the drives firmware and wear leveling, it's entirely possible that a SSD would section off some of your used cells and never use them again.

The drives have available (for their own uses), more space than they make present to the host controller.
    
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post #15 of 78
LOL so you paid all that money for someone else to get your stuff. awesome
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Give me a large Quiznos chipotle prime rib sandwich and a hammer and I'll make sure your data is irretrievable.
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Can't delete the data? Mr. sledgehammer is your friend.
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Originally Posted by SgtSpike View Post
I don't get it... how is memory still read if it is overwritten? I mean, if I filled the entire SSD with pictures of a sunset, over top of whatever original data was there, what part of the drive is still retaining the original data?

I understand how data recovery is possible on magnetic storage, since the bit can be biased slightly and that bias can be read, I just don't understand how an SSD could have any bias towards previous writes.
the way SSD work (wear leveling, etc..) it never really erases anything. data just gets moved around and maybe overwritten (or not)
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I will take any SSDs anyone does not want FYI.
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post #20 of 78
You'd think by this point in time they would at least implement full drive encryption.
It's not like you'd lose a bunch of performance, especially with CPU's coming out which utilize an AES instruction set..
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