Secure Erasing an Intel 320 from Optibay

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  1. wikus macrumors 68000

    wikus

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    I've got a 2011 MacBook Pro thats been modified to hold two hard drives; the stock hard drive and a 120gb Intel 320 SSD drive. On my 750gb HD drive I have two partitions on it, one for which I use to hold documents and the other for Windows 7.

    I want to wipe everything on my 120gb SSD boot drive. It's got a lot of crap on it that I don't want and many applications would be great if reinstalled.

    Is it possible to secure erase the SSD while booted into Windows 7? If so, what software do I use?

    Thank you!
     
  2. wikus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Youre thnking of 'Secure Delete'

    I want to secure *erase* an SSD so as to not harm the longevity of the drive. I wish it were as easy as ' zeroing out the data, but that causes more writes which screws the SSD more so.
     
  3. justperry macrumors 604

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    The way you want it is probably not possible, it will always overwrite the disk, whether it is secure delete, secure delete or zeroing out.
    I don't see the difference here.
    What you try to do is to get rid of all the data with as few writes as possible to prevent the disk from "aging".
    I though it is less of a problem lately.
     
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