Wipe Free Space on MacAir

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

  1. newmaclover macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2008
    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

    Jan 25, 2012
    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.

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