Erasing an SSD to make a return?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tenashus1, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Tenashus1 macrumors 6502

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    Do I use erase disk in Disk Utility to complete erase an SSD? How does erase work with an SSD?
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Yes
     
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Note that SSDs are a bit different from HDDs. You won't have the secure erase feature that writes data multiple times as that is bad for an SSD and isn't all that effective. If you don't want the next owner to be able to recover your data, the best thing is to turn on FileVault2 so that it encrypts your data, and then erase.
     
  4. Tenashus1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Running Snow Leopard though. What about FileVault with that?
     
  5. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I'm not familiar with using FileVault pre version 2. I thought it only encrypted certain folders. I've heard of this, though. http://www.truecrypt.org
     

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