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Please tell me how! I've tried searching for some methods, but it seems to point in different directions..I just want this to be quick and painless...I'm simply trying to eradicate all my data on my OCZ vertex 2 before selling it..I want to ensure that everything is wiped clean, and cannot be recovered...Please help me
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post #2 of 11
Drag it into the recycle bin :3

But in in all seriousness, why not NukeBoost it?

http://www.dban.org/
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Please tell me how! I've tried searching for some methods, but it seems to point in different directions..I just want this to be quick and painless...I'm simply trying to eradicate all my data on my OCZ vertex 2 before selling it..I want to ensure that everything is wiped clean, and cannot be recovered...Please help me
@ComradeNF will work perfectly.

If you want to attach the drive as a secondary drive then;

download CCleaner, and there you can nuke the drive, (gutman)


Edited by andrewmchugh - 4/23/11 at 10:04am
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yeah ok..i have ccleaner and has noticed that option..so, that will completely erase the ssd? then I can re-install the OS...will that have any detrimental effects to the ssd? Just want to know what I'm getting myself into
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Please tell me how! I've tried searching for some methods, but it seems to point in different directions..I just want this to be quick and painless...I'm simply trying to eradicate all my data on my OCZ vertex 2 before selling it..I want to ensure that everything is wiped clean, and cannot be recovered...Please help me
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Don't use CCleaner wipe with SSD, especially 35 passes. Only thing you will do is reduce the life of the drive.
Here is a thread fro m OCZ forums that might help. http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...on-agility-ssd
Edited by TonyGrunt - 4/23/11 at 10:24am
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Don't use CCleaner wipe with SSD, especially 35 passes. Only thing you will do is reduce the life of the drive.
Here is a thread fro m OCZ forums that might help. http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...on-agility-ssd
I'll check it out..thanks !
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DBAN is by far your best bet. I've been involved in several roll-up jobs at classified government facilities and banks, and DBAN is what they all specify!

http://www.dban.org
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DBAN is by far your best bet. I've been involved in several roll-up jobs at classified government facilities and banks, and DBAN is what they all specify!

http://www.dban.org
It amazes me to hear places like classified government facilities use a freeware program like DBAN. Not that I don't believe it, but it's cool to know. I wonder if they use Truecrypt and Eraser too?
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So, DBAN is the best for the SSD? just want to know before I go ahead and do it
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