Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:01 AM
I've got an SSD that I use as my boot drive in Win7. I've been thrilled with this setup and have had the best booting in a Win system I've ever had. A couple of weeks ago, it got infected with a trojan, along with my second drive that I use for data and programs. Fortunately, I still had my original SSD that I started with (found out 40gb was too small).
I've been able to use the old SSD as we've been getting the data drive cleaned up. It also doesn't have any infections.
Here's my question: How do I reformat the newer SSD so that everything is wiped off? I've got an external SSD > USB 3.0 case, so I can connect to my machine without any problems. How do I do that without risking transferring the infection back to the machine? I don't really know how much of an external drive gets read once you plug it in and want to be as careful as I can.