Secure Erase

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Maclver, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Maclver macrumors 68020

    Maclver

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    Ok. So I finally got a Macbook Air. I came from a 2010 Macbook Pro, but I do have a question.

    I know with TRIM enabled this really isn't an issue but how does one do a ATA Secure Erase on the Macbook Air?

    On my MBP I used a Ubuntu CD and ran the command code that way. Any ideas?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Disc Utility, booted either from the Recovery partition or the Lion installer on a 4GB USB flash memory thumb drive. Or is that not enough?
     
  3. Maclver thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No not really... I want the ability to make the SSD blocks free not use the Mac's secure erase which just writes over the blocks
     
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I think the only way to do that would be to boot from a USB drive into Linux and run a Secure ATA command from there. I don't believe OS X has those commands built in.
     

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