How to get HDDERASE to work on MacBook Pro Unibody?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by steffi, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

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    So perhaps the NVidia compatibility issue affects HDDERASE also? Since when booting from UBCD 4 or 5 it just hangs after selecting it from the menu. All I get is a flashing cursor.
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Why not use the secure erase function offered by the disk utility. It should be on your OS X install cd if you don't have another installation available.
     
  3. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Secure Erase is a misleading term. It's not sufficient to write just zero's or 7 times etc. I'm looking to run HDDERASE which implements my SSD's secure erase command that clears out a lot more information necessary to restore the drive to a fresh "New" state.

     
  4. Maximus434 macrumors regular

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    Bump. I would appreciate a response to this - I need to sanitary erase my Vertex SSD to factory fresh state - OCZ have a utility to do it but it's windows only. I don't want to have to take the drive out of my MBP...
     
  5. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    HDDERASE is not possible on Mac hardware as their EFI bios blocks the use of the ATI security command set.

     

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