Solved Format for fresh windows install or not on SSD's Tags: SSD Format Storage Last response: January 9, 2013 2:59 PM in Storage Share ibjeepr January 9, 2013 2:15:17 PM This is probably a silly questions but I wanted to make sure since it's the first time I'll be doing this on an SSD. I want to wipe out my windows install and start fresh. Do I just format the drive like always or is there something I should, or shouldn't be doing first on an SSD? More about : format fresh windows install ssd Best solution Xttony a b G Storage January 9, 2013 2:26:36 PM Format and do a fresh install since you want to start with a new install. Just make sure you have backed up the data on the ssd before formatting it. ibjeepr January 9, 2013 2:56:42 PM Ok so no different than my regular HDD Thank you. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ibjeepr January 9, 2013 2:59:19 PM Best answer selected by ibjeepr. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumUnable to get fresh install of windows 7 on new SSD ForumHow do you do a fresh install on a SSD that had files and Windows on ForumBought new SSD , fresh OS install but first... (beware noob questions) ForumWiping SSD to get fresh install of OS and such ForumFresh samsung 830 ssd install ForumDo I need to reinstall games from HDD after fresh install on SSD ForumFresh Install Failure on New System SSD ForumBad Alignment SSD (even after fresh OS installation) ForumHDD to SSD Cloning or Fresh Win 7 install on SSD ? ForumCreating windows 8 flash drive for fresh install ForumNew SSD with Fresh Install shows no MBR ForumFresh install on an SSD -Do you leave a secondary partition? ForumWindows 7 installation doesn't format SSD correctly ForumInstalling Fresh W7 with new SSD drive and need some help ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumWindows 8 boot problems ForumFLIE RECOVERY AFTER DRIVE FORMAT ForumWindows XP to Windows 7 Hard drive Transfer ForumWindows Easy Transfer ForumSwitching to an SSD, is it compatible? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !