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Question A proper way to format an old ssd that i plan to use on a new pc?

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So what i did is i plugged in the old (had old windows installed) ssd in my new machine.

I have a m.2 drive and a fresh windows install in there. So as soon as the computer booted i instantly opened boot manager to boot into my fresh windows install, then i went to disk managment and formatted the ssd (quick format).
This is what it looks like now:



So my question is, am i good to go now? Do i have to do anything else? Why does the formatted ssd have "529 MB NTFS Recovery" and 100 other mb in there?


English is not my first language and i hope what i wrote makes sense..
Thanks!
 

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Disk 0 is the old drive?
It has those partitions, because that was part of the original drive and boot partitions.
A simple "format" does not get rid of those.

Commandline function diskpart, and the clean command will wipe that whole drive.
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/85819-erase-disk-using-diskpart-clean-command-windows-10-a.html
 
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