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Showing results for  Search instead for  Did you mean:  NEED TO ERASE TWO CRUCIAL SSDS WTBBallistix Kilobyte Kid Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email Had my girlfriends birthday party Thank you very much! +rep I've downloaded the utility and will stick it on my USB drive later on to install my SSD. Go to your SSD manufacturer's website and they should have a toolbox or utility that will secure erase your drive. Get the answer itakeyMar 2, 2012, 3:35 AM So Secure Erase is required, not just a Quick Format?Do you recommend any good free Secure Erase utilities?

Overclock.net is powered by Fandom Games |FAQ|Support|Privacy|ToS|DMCA|Site Map But like I said the only time you have to worry is when you are selling the drive or dicarding it. I say that becausehavingthe HDD encrypted certainly does not disable the function, butconnecting a non-encrypted HDD does.These SSDs keep throwing me off balance just when I think I've got the hang My second suggestion is the better process if you're still keeping them for yourself as it is instant and won't put wear on the drive. 0 Kudos Reply targetbsp JEDEC Jedi

Contact Crucial Customer ServiceRemember to regularly backup your important data! 0 Kudos Reply AndyCalling Binary Boss Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Should I even bother? I would like to just hook it up to one of my other computer and just erase it if that is needed. Dec 2, 2012 #2 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Similar Topics Crucial m4 256GB SSD Review May 27, 2011 Crucial announces 'Adrenaline' hybrid

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  4. I'd really like to use Parted Magic as I can boot into it without having to install Windows on my HDD to perform a Secure Erase on the SSD (as I
  5. It isn't necessary to erase it using another computer prior to installing it in the new computer.
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But like I said the only time you have to worry is when you are selling the drive or dicarding it. You do the same thing by a format and writing over the old data the only thing different is you don't know what part of the drive had the old data Originally Posted by Frisch If you have lost faith in humanity, then hold a newborn in your hands. Generally, you want to use a utility which sends either ATA command, SECURITY ERASE or SANITIZE. I tried your tool on the drive but it says not supported.  What is the

solved How much to ask for 2 used Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 128GB SATA III MLC? TechSpot is a registered trademark. Generally, you want to use a utility which sends either ATA command, SECURITY ERASE or SANITIZE. I tried your tool on the drive but it says not supported.  What is the I have never done this before and was wondering what is the best way to do it?

Dismiss Notice TechSpot Forums Forums TechSpot Core Storage Today's Posts How do I erase Crucial m4SSD? Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Does that mean I should be looking for something else? inzoneMar 2, 2012, 12:13 PM itakey said: Thanks for this!Here is a question, forgive me for so many.

Parted Magic is a pretty hand tool if you remember that you have the disk available! Full Review NZXT S340 Mid Tower Cases CA-S340W-B1 Glossy Black Reviewed by AyyMD Welcome to my first case review. Originally Posted by Jowy Atreides Intel is about to get athlon'd Athlon64 3700+ KACAE 0605APAW @ 3455MHz 314x11 1.92v/Vapochill || Core 2 Duo E8500 Q807 @ 6060MHz 638x9.5 1.95v LN2 @ I mentioned earlier that M4 is not yet supported by the tool.  Newer Crucial SSDs like the M500, M550, MX100 and MX200 are supported.  The Storage Executive software is free, but only supports

Should I secure erase again, or just quick format?Would a quick format make it slower than a secure erase since the current windows is written to the drive, or will that I've downloaded Parted Magic 6.2 and recorded it to a CD so I can boot off of it. Full Review HighPoint RocketRAID 2720SGL 8-Port PCI-Express 2.0 x8 SAS/SATA... I secure erased last night and it all went smooth, but just realized I need to reinstall windows now with a different version.

When you format a drive you do not erase or delete files what formating does is it makes it so you can write over those blocks that have files written there TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. It is not in any computer at this time. I thought it was only the budget models that cut that feature.

Thread author wanted to erase the drives and no questions asked Of course you are right that typically secure erase is not needed and simple diskpart cleanor evensystem reinstall with/or Join the community here. I called and they said there isn't anything I need to do special and there was no downloadable tool kit available.

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Is it bad to Secure Erase this drive? Related Resources solved SSD - Secure Erase or Quick Format solved Selling my pc - is it enough with SSD format or need secure erase to wipe all sensitive data? You may also... Dereck47Mar 2, 2012, 5:03 AM itakey said: I see that link says that Parted Magic writes zero's to the drive, aren't you supposed to try not to write to the drive

Oh well... ~ 0 Kudos Reply targetbsp JEDEC Jedi Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Abuse ‎03-03-2016 11:12 AM ‎03-03-2016 By creating an account, you're agreeing to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and to receive emails from Spiceworks. The tech note refers to a third party tool which is applicable to any HDD or SSD, but the instructions in our tech note are specific to Micron/Crucial SSDs.  When that tech If you only do it 2-3 times a year the affect on your drive's longevity is very, very small.

If Windows 8+ is allowed to enable eDrive, it will disable ATA Security.