How2 wipe out SSD content?

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  1. thantrax

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    Well... I need to wipe out the SSD (OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS) contents and every attempt fails because Win7 (Pro and Ultimate) locks a lot of files every time I wire the SSD via USB (O.S:does not cares if I am logged as Admin or guest). Win7 safe mode is useless and the DOS cannot be used... Any suggestions?
     
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  3. virusg

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    have you tryed with the tools offered by its vendor? ocz.com/eu/download/ssd-utility
     
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    No more software support :(. The SSD is quite old.
     
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    You can delete partitions or re-partition the drive in Window's Disk Management, regardless if you are usb or not. No need to wipe, as a repartition will basically render any undelete attempt useless.
     
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    what about using a live linux distro to achieve this? i have a old parted magic distro to do all the magical stuff. basically you need only the dd command to achieve this, no need for partitioning tools or stuff.

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX iflag=nocache oflag=direct bs=4096


    You need to replace the sdX with the actual string of the device, mostlikely an attached external drive becomes the last entry in a chain of sda,sdb,sdc,sdd, ....
     
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    Only if you do a full format not the quick one, but i wouldnt trust in ms soft to do this
     
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    My bad. You was right, mate. The OCZ SSD Utility see the SSD even via USB and the Secure Erase is enabled. Thanks. :wink:

     
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    I use GErase in Parted Magic. Older versions are still free.
    It's the best way, as it's not causing excessive wear to the SSD.
     
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