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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Can't delete the data? Mr. sledgehammer is your friend.
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Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post
No problem. Get a lighter and melt the chips to 100% liquid. Period.
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Originally Posted by Dmoney View Post
I know a sure fire way to delete the data.

Give me a blow torch and hammer.
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Originally Posted by _GTech View Post
You could always put them in the SSD NO Recovery Repository (The Ocean).....
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Originally Posted by tosh.0 View Post
yea but they are so small you can just burn it, or just smash it to pieces if you really need that data to be gone.
And if you want to resell or RMA the drive?

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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
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.
Yep.
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<Insert non-original pun about destroying a drive using unconventional means here>
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oh noes......i guess ssd's are not a good way to store pr0n anymore.
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Encrypt the freaking thing...
The key is held on the disc, that's is recoverable, well that is if you know computer forensics that is..

Encryption only prevents some people from viewing the data, not everyone, it definitely would not prevent the government with their computer forensics team from viewing the data..

Something tells me they designed this flaw on purpose, for computer forensics, so they could recover the recycle bin & restore files to get ALL the data that was ever stored on the drive, meaning that they could do an in depth search into the drive to see what has been written to the drive, like everything that has ever been written!

The truth is, all you need is proof that something was written to the drive, they don't have to be able to recover the file, a file name is all they need to prove the person is guilty!
Edited by _GTech - 2/24/11 at 2:33pm
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Call the Mythbusters. I'm sure they will arrange something for you
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Something tells me they designed this flaw on purpose, for computer forensics, so they could recover the recycle bin & restore files to get ALL the data that was ever stored on the drive, meaning that they could do an in depth search into the drive to see what has been written to the drive, like everything that has ever been written!
Yeah... no...
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Considering how enormous of a problem this is I suggest NASA invest in space shuttles to take all our SSDs to space and then fly into the sun. Or we could just take all our dremels to them and cut them in half.

Whatever floats your boat.
    
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