HDDerase (DOS) to securely wipe SSDs?

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trust
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HDDerase (DOS) to securely wipe SSDs?

Postby trust » 28 Nov 2016, 13:56

I'm not really sure what's your recommendation of securely wipe solid state drives.

I opened this text: http://www.system-rescue-cd.org/Sysresc ... on_of_Data
Searched for 'ssd' or 'solid' (as in solid state drive), it provided 0 hits. So, maybe the above page does not contain your recommendation on how to securely wipe SSDs.

This is a popular article describing how to wipe SSDs under Linux: https://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/SSD_Secure_Erase
Maybe this is your recommended version, but this article assumes I'm more familiar with some hardware aspects or inner workings of solid state drives (I'm not), it's not a simple set of steps, it has junctions, like go here or go there: the simple user may very well be confused!

Vendors like Crucial and Kingston recommend HDDErase:
http://forum.crucial.com/t5/The-Cru/How ... a-p/142447
http://www.kingston.com/us/community/ar ... ticleId=10
http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/people/Hughes/secure-erase.html

A simple DOS tool you can add to your FreeDOS depository. How about that?

gernot
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Re: HDDerase (DOS) to securely wipe SSDs?

Postby gernot » 28 Nov 2016, 17:58

Most ssd support secure erasing with hdparm.
It erase in few seconds.

Gernot

trust
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Re: HDDerase (DOS) to securely wipe SSDs?

Postby trust » 28 Nov 2016, 21:29

gernot wrote:Most ssd support secure erasing with hdparm.
It erase in few seconds.

Yes. This is what I have written before about it (hdparm):

trust wrote:This is a popular article describing how to wipe SSDs under Linux: https://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/SSD_Secure_Erase
Maybe this is your recommended version, but this article assumes I'm more familiar with some hardware aspects or inner workings of solid state drives (I'm not), it's not a simple set of steps, it has junctions, like go here or go there: the simple user may very well be confused!

The HDDErase instructions seem to be more straightforward (no junctions in them), coming straight from the horse's mouth (from the SDD vendors themselves), while hdparm guides are numerous on the internet on obscure forums, and I'm not sure which one to trust. They also have junctions in them/assume the user has an understanding of the SSDs inner workings (me not so). Now I just repeated what I wrote in my previous post.

If I'm at repeating myself, let me repeat myself a little more:

trust wrote:I opened this text: http://www.system-rescue-cd.org/Sysresc ... on_of_Data
Searched for 'ssd' or 'solid' (as in solid state drive), it provided 0 hits. So, maybe the above page does not contain your recommendation on how to securely wipe SSDs.

Maybe I'm looking for YOUR (SystemRescueCd - isn't it CD for you? why Cd? ;)) official recommendation on securely erasing the SSD. Putting a clear, step by step guide on your Wiki without junctions in it would make it more trustworthy than me having to compare contradicting guides by posters on various forums across the internet.

Or, you can just include HDDErase, the vendors' choice in your repertoire; why not? Easy as that. :)

Thank you!

trust
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Re: HDDerase (DOS) to securely wipe SSDs?

Postby trust » 02 Jun 2017, 15:16

Regarding my last post. This would still be a helpful, timely update. Thank you!


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