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Intel® SSD Pro 1500 Series and Secure Erase

Removing information from any storage device can be challenging. Using the operating system-based “delete” file or folder doesn’t permanently erase stored data. Even a “format drive” does not completely erase data. Data retention is typically desirable, but not after the user believed that the data had been erased. Well-funded and malicious individuals use advanced techniques to probe the storage areas of drives to extract information. The need for an effective way to remove data, and then verify that it cannot be retrieved, is fundamental to supporting data confidentiality–the motivation behind Secure Erase. This whitepaper explains the Secure Erase process and describes how Secure Erase helps to protect confidential data.

Read the full Intel® SSD Pro 1500 Series and Secure Erase White Paper.

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