Securely Erase SSD Drive For Free
So you want to secure erase your SSD and don’t know how? well solid state drives are not the same as a mecanical hard drive and you have to be very carefull when wipeing a SSD. So whether you are scrubbing the drive clean for peace of mind or whether you are selling the computer. Its best to wipe the data from the drive so it can never be recovered via data recovery software. I am going to be showing you how to Sanitize a Samsung SSD drive using Samsung Magician. This software can use downloaded for free and other SSD brands with have the own type of erasing tool or software.
Using this Secure Erase method will remove and wipe all data on the SSD that your are runing it on. This is the best way to wipe and erase a SSD without putting a lot of wear and tear on the SSD. SSDs store data differently from hard disk drives and it has to be done this way using ATA Secure Erase.
Most brands of SSDs Have a built-in command called TRIM, the ATA Secure Erase feature will tell the on-board firmware to run a sanitization on the requred drive to remove all data. I did make a video a while ago on how to use Parted Magic to wipe SSD with ATA Secure Erase. Its not free, but I will leave a link for that video.
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