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Is there a particular way to reformat SSD?

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I'm going to be updating my PC but saving my drives for the new build.  I plan on doing a clean install and wiping them all minus the back up drive.  How should I go about getting my SSD which still run my OS?

 

I won't have to do anything to my existing storage drive and back up drive correct?  I mainly need to worry about reformatting my OS drive to do a brand new clean install, correct? 

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No, there is no particular, magic way you have to format an SSD. Windows will even TRIM the drive automatically, so no extra steps needed.

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1 minute ago, WereCatf said:

No, there is no particular, magic way you have to format an SSD. Windows will even TRIM the drive automatically, so no extra steps needed.

Okay cool, so I can just use windows for everything then?

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1 minute ago, minimalist said:

Okay cool, so I can just use windows for everything then?

Yes, you can.

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During the initial clean installation of Windows 10 on new main HD there is a section in the installation were you can format all the drives, also you can delete any partitions.

 

Just do a search in YouTube on -Windows 10 clean install.

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You can also see if your brand of ssd has a software suite if so most have a clean option for when you sell the drives if thats something you think would be what you want to do its kind like a factory fresh reset

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You can do a secure erase of the drive (sets all  cells to logical 1, as they came from the factory). That will restore any performance lost (non trimmed blocks for example) and is the "proper" way to format an SSD.

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