Erase HDD and SSD

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by tanjali, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. tanjali

    tanjali MDL Junior Member

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    What software would you recommend for secure and fast cleaning of HDD and SSD?
     
  2. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    For HDDs, "secure" and "fast" are mutually exclusive. Your choice.
    For SSDs, don't overwrite its data to erase it. It won't work as you might expect, and it wastes write cycles on the drive. What you'll have to do instead is to use a tool that can perform the "secure erase" command on the drive.