[SOLVED] Secure erase VS quick format SSD.

Zerk2012

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Been a while on this for me so just to make sure, If I remember right it will do the same thing but since it was the C drive the quick format will still leave a windows old that needs to be deleted. But secure erasing a Samsung drive that is a C drive requires another PC since you can't erase your C drive with the OS on it. (Then their also the chance of bricking the drive Frozen state on a secure erase)

So I'm thinking quick format, delete windows old, then another quick format. Like I said could be wrong on the windows old but just checking.

Upgrading PC tomorrow since the 10600K is supposed to be released don't really need to upgrade mine but giving my son the 4790K to replace his 2500K.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TDxFn7
 

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If you're keeping the system and just doing a clean install, no secure erase needed.

Just delete all the partitions during the install.

 

Zerk2012

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You also can't "quick format" the drive where windows lives, from within that running Windows instance. It won't allow you to do that.
Well right now the Samsung 860 is my C drive. Changing that to the M.2 drive but would like the Samsung drive cleaned nothing on it to use as a scratch drive. I was thinking it would leave a windows old on the drive.
 

Zerk2012

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If you're keeping the system and just doing a clean install, no secure erase needed.

Just delete all the partitions during the install.

Upgrading to give my son a better processor. To this/ https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TDxFn7
 
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