[SOLVED] Win 10 Recovery wipe the drive?

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Does the Win 10 Recovery/Remove Everything/default settings wipe the free space? On a SSD as well as a HDD?
I have searched online for answers and have found both confusing and contradictory answers.
 

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Nothing other than dedicated drive wiping software actually wipes or scrambles a previously used disk drive.

Reformatting only marks everything as "ready for use" but the old bits and bytes are still on that drive unless you've run wiper software to wipe/scramble them.
 

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