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How to correctly format a drive?

I see so many different methods when I search it up and I don't know what the right one is
I want to wipe my ssd (it's my main drive I have windows on, I have 1 other usb stick)

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My preferred method is using a windows USB and just formatting that way, cause I always have a windows USB on me. 

 

Because there are so many different ways, there's no single "right" way, just pick the most convenient one that wipes the data.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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52 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

My preferred method is using a windows USB and just formatting that way, cause I always have a windows USB on me. 

 

Because there are so many different ways, there's no single "right" way, just pick the most convenient one that wipes the data.

I see. Is it possible to format the disk my os is on? (My boot drive basically everything)

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21 minutes ago, QuintusFop said:

I see. Is it possible to format the disk my os is on? (My boot drive basically everything)

Usually windows can't format the drive it's installed on but if you're just concerned with wiping data you can simply reset windows

 

A Linux USB is also super easy to create for the same purposes

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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