Study: Nearly Impossible to Delete Data on SSDs

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K3vBot6000

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I love when researchers catch this things. I'm glad to know someone is looking for every possible feature and flaw for the devices we use.
 

joytech22

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They should keep SSD's like this, that way if somebody does something dodgy like child *ehem, can't say that word here* then the authorities can take care of them the old fashioned way.

I currently use a SSD and this news doesn't concern me at all.
 

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[citation][nom]_Cubase_[/nom]The solution is in your logo... Tom's.[/citation]

after that, 4 seconds in a microwave should render ALL the remaining bits useless....
 

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[citation][nom]joytech22[/nom]They should keep SSD's like this, that way if somebody does something dodgy like child *ehem, can't say that word here* then the authorities can take care of them the old fashioned way.I currently use a SSD and this news doesn't concern me at all.[/citation]

i would just like to point this out. old child *ehem is bad, no question about that, 99%+ of the time, because the children were R'ed.

however new applications of child *ehem laws make an 8 year old who gets their hands on a digital camera and takes a picture of themselves, it labels them a child *ehemographer

now how does this apply to you?

lets say that a someone between 15-17 takes a nude of themselves, and this is common, that is considered child *ehem, now lets say that you honestly cant tell, and unless you are a doctor who knows what they are looking for in bone structure, you probably honestly cant tell. would you want to go to jail for child *ehem because some almost adult took a nude of themselves and you cant tell? this happens FAR more often than you may realism, not the jail part, but profecionals getting tricked by underage. i believe its a 1985 issue of a famous magazine with the bunny, had a 15 year old as their centerfold, if not more.

can you really say that all the *ehem on your computer is 100% all over 18? i can hope all of mine is, but if i ever know without a shadow of a doubt that it isnt, i want to make damn sure the picture is gone and is never coming back.
 

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If you really want to erase all the data on your SSD (or HDD for that matter) so no one can get to it there's a simple tool to do so.... a hammer.
 

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[citation][nom]jprahman[/nom]If you really want to erase all the data on your SSD (or HDD for that matter) so no one can get to it there's a simple tool to do so.... a hammer.[/citation]

Lol right!
 

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The best data eraser I have is in front of a nice sofa set and we regularly feed chopped logs into it, especially in winter.
 

alidan

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[citation][nom]randomizer[/nom]Interesting, so SSDs are not implementing the ATA Secure Erase command properly.[/citation]

probably due to limited rewrite capabilities.
 

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[citation][nom]joytech22[/nom]They should keep SSD's like this, that way if somebody does something dodgy like child *ehem, can't say that word here* then the authorities can take care of them the old fashioned way.I currently use a SSD and this news doesn't concern me at all.[/citation]
While I agree it's useful in this case, being able to wipe drive is extremely important in corporate/government settings.

What if the government were developing a super-secret new weapon, and needed to upgrade the computers. If someone picked this drive up out of the trash, managed to recover 75% of the data, that means they have 75% of the plans to the death-star or whatever.

Now, the government usually is pretty rigorous about destroying stuff like this, but what about microsoft? What if a somewhat tech-minded janitor at MS HQ was royally screwed at some point and out for revenge? He'd pick up old drives as they were discarded. Eventually he'd find something useful and bam. MS's new code just got leaked to the puclic or sold to the highest bidder.
 

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[citation][nom]joytech22[/nom]They should keep SSD's like this, that way if somebody does something dodgy like child *ehem, can't say that word here* then the authorities can take care of them the old fashioned way.I currently use a SSD and this news doesn't concern me at all.[/citation]

Nah, I'd rather the SSDs be able to erase data properly. Besides, criminals and kiddie pervs do a pretty good job of shooting themselves in the foot on a regular basis.
 

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I read some of these comments like joytech22's & he should read this article once again...If you read properly,it said that they change the data from 1's to 0's for page & change 0's to 1's for the block area...So all data has not been erased,but changed to read something different...
 

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Anyway I have bought 2 SSD's lately,but where pondering on where to use them online...I think I will stick to offline testing & see how effective they are first in speeding up the SSD's...Any thing online can cause your computer to slow down,so I will do it offline...
 

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One more thing that I forgot to mention is which are the four SSD brand names and models that do the successfull job of erasing totally & also for what operating systems and whether for x32 bit and/or x64 bit...
 

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[citation][nom]joytech22[/nom]They should keep SSD's like this, that way if somebody does something dodgy like child *ehem, can't say that word here* then the authorities can take care of them the old fashioned way.I currently use a SSD and this news doesn't concern me at all.[/citation]
porn
 

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All you's want to talk about is porn,but I am wondering about the effectiveness of the cleaning utilities in doing a proper clean up job so that the SSD's will keep their speed up and not slow down...
 

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[citation][nom]joytech22[/nom]They should keep SSD's like this, that way if somebody does something dodgy like child *ehem, can't say that word here* then the authorities can take care of them the old fashioned way.I currently use a SSD and this news doesn't concern me at all.[/citation]


I'd rather have complete control over my data.
 
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