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Hey guys,

I am changing a few things around and I will be reinstalling windows. The way I have it setup now is:

Crucial C300 128gb SSD - Primary Applications and Games
WD Caviar Black Raid0 HDDs - All Other Games and Moves/Files

So my question is....

How do I go about restoring these back to their original state? Do I just reformat over them or do I need to use a program to fully erase them?
    
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Just reformat, don't use the quick format.
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Does reformatting work the same way for SSDs as it does HDDs?

I was told a long time ago that you need to like secure erase an SSD before you reformat it or it wont function 100%

For HDDs I will just use the standard reformat as you said.

Also what TRIM size is best
    
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Anyone got an answer. Would really appreciate it so I can start putting my new parts in.
    
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Does reformatting work the same way for SSDs as it does HDDs?

I was told a long time ago that you need to like secure erase an SSD before you reformat it or it wont function 100%

For HDDs I will just use the standard reformat as you said.

Also what TRIM size is best
Well sure, secure erase is better as far as I know.

As far as the TRIM size goes, do you mean stripe size?
128kb is the best all round AFAIK.
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How do I use Secure Erase? I can't seem to get it working?

Anyone got any guidelines to set it up? I have a Kingston USB Flash Drive that I can use
    
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Use dBan (Google it), and wipe everything you want. Wiping SSD's is the same as wiping HDD's.
    
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