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 Post subject: SSD Format
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:55 am 
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How do you erase or format a SSD. I thought I read somewhere that normal format should not be used on a SSD. I have a SSD that has Windows 7 on it and want to remove it. Thank You.


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 Post subject: Re: SSD Format
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:41 am 
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It depends on the implementation. Some reformat routines write 1's. Others write 0's. Even if the implementation write's 0s, the worst that'll happen is you'll get slower initial performance as everything is 'erased' on an SSD and the cells need to be reset.

You can use CCleaner or some other program with a secure erase utility and tell it to write 1's though.


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 Post subject: Re: SSD Format
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:37 pm 
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A brand spankin new version of Eraser dropped today, http://eraser.heidi.ie


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 Post subject: Re: SSD Format
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 9:38 pm 
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kleinkinstein wrote:
A brand spankin new version of Eraser dropped today, http://eraser.heidi.ie

Due to the way SSDs operate, some data may be recoverable from the SSD with the right equipment (I didn't check if Eraser specifically deals with this issue).
Article about it.
Discussion about it.


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