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Securely Erase Data on Intel® Solid State Drives That Needs Replacement


Last Reviewed: 09-Dec-2016
Article ID: 000006084

You can securely erase an Intel® Solid State Drive (Intel® SSD) using the Intel® SSD Toolbox.

Note
  • You need secondary access for target drive for Secure Erase.
  • Remove all drive partitions.
  • You cannot Secure Erase a current working drive.
  • Securely destroy and properly dispose of replaced SSDs.
  • Windows 8*/8.1* and Windows® 10 do not allow secure erase.
 
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