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SSD - Secure Erase


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#1 Stakkibotris

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 06:50 PM

So I just bought all my components for my new PC build. I plan on utilizing my current SSD drive for the new build.

 

From what I can tell, it is as simple as running the Intel SSD Toolbox and running a secure erase on the SSD prior to installing. Is it really this simple?

 

I also plan on trying to use my current copy of Windows 7 on the new build, but I suppose that is another question all together!

 

The SSD is an Intel 730 Series. 

 

Thanks for the help!



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#2 Stakkibotris

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 07:13 PM

If anyone could also point me to how to clear my HDD as well for reinstallation. I figured it would be an easy google search but it seems clear answers on the internet are hard to come by.



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 07:31 PM

So I deleted the partitions for my HDD drive and it took about 1 second despite having 100s of gigs of data on the drive. It is showing it as cleared but I read that it could take several hours to format so I'm guessing I've made a mistake.

 

Sorry for the idiocy.



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Posted 28 May 2015 - 07:38 PM

When you install Windows 7 is will automatically partition and format the drive. It will use the quick format option so it will not take that long.

 

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/windows-7-clean-install-part-1.htm






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