SSD Management (Hardcore perhaps)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mstrkrft82, May 5, 2011.

  1. mstrkrft82 macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2010
    This is for people familiar with ssds; if you don't quite understand the question, the question is not for you ;p

    After setting up my mac just the way I like it, would it be favorable to back up my entire machine, secure erase my ssd using linux, then restore said backup to the drive?

    Basically I want my ssd running at top performance. From a logistics point of view, I think it would be "better" to have my system, in it's fully set-up state, copied 'once' to the ssd after a secure erase to ensure peak performance.

    Any additional thoughts?
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    I wouldn't use secure erase (which you can do in disk utility too), but rather I would write zeros one-pass. This will get everything back to a clean slate that might actually be better than the random data written during secure wipes.

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