Solved Installing a new SSD Tags: Hard Drives SSD Storage Last response: March 27, 2012 6:31 PM in Storage Share whturner January 14, 2012 5:01:58 AM Hello, If one is installing a new SSD why would you need to run a secure erase as is recommended by most authors? More about : installing ssd rolli59 a c 240 G Storage January 14, 2012 12:30:56 PM Never heard of it. dish_moose January 14, 2012 12:40:01 PM "recommended by most authors" Show some articles, I'm curious as to what this means. I have never done anything but format & change bios. check this out: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/263971-32-guide-insta... -Bruce Related resources Installing SSD - new PC - Forum Questions about installing new ssd - Forum Installing new SSD on old MSI motherboard - Forum Installing New SSD - Forum Installing new SSD - current HDD RAID setup - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution gerry410 January 14, 2012 12:44:26 PM whturner said:Hello, If one is installing a new SSD why would you need to run a secure erase as is recommended by most authors? Its suggested to do if your having difficulty with an installation or if you plan to sell a drive you previously used for security. Otherwise its certainly not important for a new disk. whturner March 27, 2012 6:31:05 PM Best answer selected by whturner. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] lling-win7 ForumInstalling A New SSD Drive. Need HELP! Should I Use It For Games + OS? ForumI need help clean installing W7 on a new SSD , GA-Z77-D3H ForumInstalling a new SSD ForumInstalling win 8 64 on new ssd for laptop ForumInstalling Ubuntu on new SSD Yields, "Kernel Panic" ForumInstalling and setting up new SSD ForumWill installing a new OS on an SSD damage it? ForumInstalling New SSD - Backup Question ForumNew computer build! Installing OS on Samsung SSD ForumGuide for installing win7 on new ssd ? ForumNeed help installing msata into new laptop (im SSD newb) ForumProblems installing OS onto new SSD ForumInstalling new ssd in laptop. questions ForumInstalling a new ssd , will my data get lost? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !