Feb 16, 2015

How to erase all data on SSD?

Is there a process for sanitizing a SSD and ensuring all data is permanently deleted?
Kingston has a guide for using ATA Secure Erase to sanitize SSDs. There is also always the option of physical destruction, if money is no object and you want to get out some aggression. http://www.kingston.com/us/community/articledetail?ArticleId=10
Here's a useful article that might help you:

How to securely erase an SSD drive

"Erasing an SSD (solid-state drive) not only sanitizes the drive, but recovers lost performance on systems with inefficient garbage collection. Utilities like CCleaner or DBAN are made for magnetic disk drives and won't work on SSDs. Fortunately, there are two free secure-erase utilities that do work with SSD drives."
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