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How to format a ssd

Last response: in Storage
June 30, 2012 12:31:06 AM

I am looking to sell my PC, but I'm curious as to the best method to delete the info from my SSD (which is my boot drive with Windows 7 on it).

Should I just format it like any other harddrive? I have a software program I downloaded that will essentially write over everything, delete what it wrote, then do the process again. Would this be good?

Here's a link explaining the software (it's called Dban).

Thanks for the help and advice in advance.

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a b G Storage
June 30, 2012 12:34:22 AM

no i wouldn't run dan's boot and nuke on your ssd. you can format it like any other drive, or you can use manufacturer's tool to wipe it.
a c 531 G Storage
June 30, 2012 12:39:32 AM

Secure Erase the SSD. It sends an electric charge to all of the NAND chips and resets the SSD to a blank, fresh-out-of-the-box condition.