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You can boot from the CD and it will erase everything on it without defragmenting ( never do that on any SSD ) and you'll be fine.

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I suggest secure erasing it rather than using the Windows format from the CD. I use Parted Magic but it's not free anymore, you can still find the free versions from various download sites.

 

I have tested this and I get better performance (Crystal Disk Mark at least) after secure erasing vs formatting. I even tried this on a brand new SSD straight from the packaging where I got better scores after secure erasing it even though it has never been used.


 

 

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I suggest secure erasing it rather than using the Windows format from the CD. I use Parted Magic but it's not free anymore, you can still find the free versions from various download sites.

 

I have tested this and I get better performance (Crystal Disk Mark at least) after secure erasing vs formatting. I even tried this on a brand new SSD straight from the packaging where I got better scores after secure erasing it even though it has never been used.

yea i'll do that i guess, the samsung magician thingy has a option to put a secure erase program on to usb/cd


 

 

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secure erase is not something that you would want to do all the time. this will degrade the NAND flash on the SSD.

 

just use the OS Disk to do a clean install. this will format the SSD and give you a fresh install with nothing other than the OS it self

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