Wipe Free Space on MacAir

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by newmaclover, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. newmaclover macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    #1
    What is the best way to wipe free space on a MacAir with a SSD? The disk utility on my machine as the "erase free space" button blocked out. I want to securely erase files that have already been deleted from trash. Any ideas?
     
  2. PixelHermit macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    #2
    Wipe free space on SSD's

    Due to the differences in how flash-based drives read and write data (versus traditional magnetic media hard drives), it is not recommended to use any traditional hard drive wiping method on flash-based drives. At this time, there does not seem to be a reliable method via software to erase data from flash-based drives. The best advice is to encrypt your drive, which can help provide some measure of protection for your data.
     

Share This Page