26th November 2019


Can DBAN wipe SSD?

Erasing an SSD (solid-state drive) not only sanitizes the drive, but recovers lost performance on systems with inefficient garbage collection. Utilities like CCleaner or DBAN are made for magnetic disk drives and won't work on SSDs. Fortunately, there are two free secure-erase utilities that do work with SSD drives.

Similarly, it is asked, what is a secure erase?

Secure Erase is the name given to a set of commands available from the firmware on PATA and SATA based hard drives. Secure Erase commands are used as a data sanitization method to completely overwrite all of the data on a hard drive.

How do I clean my SSD?

To perform a disk cleanup do the following:
  1. Click on the Start button and then on Computer.
  2. Right click on your SSD disk (by default "C:") and select Properties.
  3. Click on Disk Cleanup to start the disk cleaning utility.
  4. It will analyze your system for a while and will show a list of items that can be safely deleted.
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