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1. Attach Big arse magnet to SSD.
2. ?????
3. Profit.
Doesn't do anything, that only works on HDDs.

But ya, as already said just destroy it with a hammer if you are scared of being vanned.
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1. Throw SSD in the pool

Oh wait, there are ^no more steps.
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So the microwave or magnets won't work?
    
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Wouldn't harm the SSD. No magnetic part at all.

Brute force or extreme heat will do though.
i can tell you now. if the magnet is big enough. it will make a Super massive black hole. and the SSD will go into the 11th dimension and you will never be able to get it again.

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1. Throw SSD in the pool

Oh wait, there are ^no more steps.
why do that? there is no profit to be made
    
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Crazy British.

As a home user, I'm not entirely sure at what point you would really even be needing to throw out an SSD just because you can't secure erase it. I don't know that SSDs are really necessary for enterprise use. How fast do they need to read or write data? I'm sure a solution will become available before they're widely adopted.
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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.
Makes sense - I hadn't thought about the built-in overprovisioning of some drives.

Really, firmware should just have a built-in function for securely erasing data. Call the function, wait for it to finish, have a nice day.

Until then, I'd recommend the hammer method if you're really that concerned. Ocean or pool wouldn't be safe - the data is on the chips, and those chips are fairly well protected from water, unless they are left in there for a long time. Someone could just solder the chips onto a new identical board, and read away.

If I could see each NAND chip in pieces though, I'd be confident I was safe.
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Hmm, so even after multiple runs of DBAN on the drive, recovery is still possible?
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1. Throw SSD in the pool

Oh wait, there are ^no more steps.
Replace Pool w/ Ocean = Fixed.
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I'm really concerned about all the potential ocean polluters here on OCN.
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