Completely erase an SSD? Tags: SSD Storage Last response: March 12, 2011 2:42 AM in Storage Share asantesoul March 11, 2011 10:54:51 AM Just wanted to know if theres a sure way I can completely eradicate all the info on an ssd ..I'll be taking this one back to the store...i wanna know if I can erase, or restore it so there's no data! Please help me out...I gotta do this today More about : completely erase ssd | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove WyomingKnott Storage Expert March 11, 2011 12:44:00 PM A "Secure Erase" command was added to the SATA command set. You need to get a utility that will send it to the drive. Take a look here: https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_Secure_Erase, or Google SSD SECURE ERASE. Tom's Hardware uses this between passes of SSD testing to reset the drives to a completely unused state. | Report abuse asantesoul March 11, 2011 12:50:08 PM Thanks alot! I'm gonna check it out | Report abuse tecmo34 March 11, 2011 7:40:13 PM Also, some vendors have their own toolbox / application (like Intel and OCZ) that have a Secure Erase feature built into the application. It is the easiest way to do so with those apps. Also, HDDErase is another very well known / used application for a secure erase on a SSD or hard drive. | Report abuse asantesoul March 12, 2011 2:42:51 AM toolbox? im using an ocz ...what is a definite way to erase that particular ssd | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Completely erase an SSD?> Related ressources: ForumCOMPLETELY erasing HDD/ SSD -HOW? ForumHow do I completely wipe the data off my SSD for a new Windows 7? ForumComplete erase help ForumDBAN + SECURE ERASE AGILITY 3 ForumSecure Erase vs Format ForumSecure Erase not used for Crucial RealSSD C300 ForumHow to completely delete hard drive? ForumHDD Issues, need to completely erase it. ForumSsd can be permantly erased or not? ForumBest way to completely wipe a hard drive to factory state? ForumRaid 0 - Erase all data? Forumhow do i completely erase my hard disk ForumHow Do I Completely Erase C: Drive? ForumHow do you completely erase a hard disk?? ForumErase OS on SSD ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumTwo SSD 64GB RAID 0 and two SATA 320 W/D HD RAID 0 ForumSSD and two caviar blacks at Raid 0 ForumSSD RAID 0 OSX ForumSSD with Raptors in Raid 0 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !