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Wiping my Samsung SSD w/ parted magic


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#1 frldyz

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 11:32 AM

Would like to wipe Windows of my Samsung pro SSD.
Right now all that is on this SSD is my Win 10 OS.
 
Anything I should know before I use parted magic to fully erase y Samsung SSD?
 
Do I have to delete or uninstall any programs 1st?  Or just erasing it all will tae care of all of that for me, right?
 
***Want to go Linux Mint route
*** Not interested in a dual boot.  All in or nothing....

Edited by hamluis, 22 January 2018 - 12:01 PM.
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#2 OldPhil

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 11:47 AM

The formatting will thoroughly clean the drive no need to delete anything, I have used the MS format on to so far with -0- issues.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 12:01 PM

If you are going to keep the drive I would not bother doing a wipe on the SSD. Let linux Mint do the partitioning and formatting which will be automatic once you tell Mint to install to the SSD without a dual boot. Doing a wipe will only give unnecessary writes to the SSD.


Edited by JohnC_21, 22 January 2018 - 12:02 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 12:13 PM

Very good point!


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