Securely erasing SSD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Seammal, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Seammal macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2013
    So I decided to sell my Macbook Air, but I have a couple of documents that I want to erase securely.
    I've read different things from different sources.
    My question is, is there any way to erase securely an SSD without damaging it?

    And if so, say I erase the "Macintosh HD" partition securely,will the Recovery partition still work on it?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    If it is just a couple documents, can't you just secure empty them in Trash. Just command-right click.

    If you want to make sure the entire drive is wiped, the easiest way is to turn on Filevault, then after the encryption is completed just do a option-command-r boot to Internet Recovery and erase the drive in Disk Util then reinstall the default OS.
  3. Seammal thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2013
    Oh thanks a lot, i didn't know about that option.

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