Reliably Erasing Data from Flash-Based Solid State Drives

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Mar 1 03:13:18 UTC 2011

On 02/28/2011 04:43 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 5:25 AM, Juan R. de Silva
>> I've recently discarded an old HDD containing some data on it. Here what
>> I usually do. I disassemble the device, remove its plate/s and smash them
>> in pieces physically. Pliers and a hummer are very helpful. After this I
>> sleep well. :-)
>> I think this "technology" though not being very High would resolve the
>> problem with any SSD or USB flash drive too. :-)
> DBAN is easier, quicker, less work and /more/ secure. Physical
> destruction merely makes the data harder to recover, not impossible.

You might want to research that a little more. Erase an SSD with private
data on it & then send it to me, or sell it on eBay. I prefer Jaun's
method instead.

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