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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:52 PM
Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:20 AM
If you do not plan on selling the drives, deleting the partitions and re-formatting the drives before OS install is sufficient.
You can install the drive in the computer and boot Parted Magic. It has a drive erase feature similar to DBAN. On modern drives one pass zero wipe is sufficient.
Minitools Partition Wizard v9.1 bootable will also wipe the disk with up to 35 passes if you wish. V10 bootable is no longer available for free. The link I provided shows the method of wipe for v10 but is similar to V9
I would not recommend wiping a SSD more than one pass as this will decrease the live of the drive.
Using the bootable Parted Magic or Partition Wizard allows you to wipe the disks without the need for an enclosure. You can connect the drive(s) as a secondary and still wipe it but be careful you are selecting the correct disk. You do not want to wipe your primary drive.
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