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    Ok did a secure erase on the ssd and formated hdd. I then let windows partition and format the ssd first then partitioned the hdd. Installed windows on the ssd installed all drivers except any marvel drivers, so the ssd is using the msahci driver. I think I still have a few tweaks left to do but here's where its at now.

    Notice AS SSD now shows 103424 K -OK instead of the 1024 K - OK before.

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    Default Re: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

    Notice AS SSD now shows 103424 K -OK instead of the 1024 K - OK before.
    This is probably due to win7 creating a hidden RECOVERY partition.
    When you create an aligned partition (using all available space) before installing win7, the win7 install will create a \Recovery folder that will be inaccessible.
    With the hidden recovery partition setup, when you create an image backup, be sure to include the complete ssd, not just the boot partition.
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    what program you use to do secure erase on ssd? dont you just format it?
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    Default Re: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

    GParted and HDDerase have secure erase options.
    Secure erase is supposed to return your ssd to "like new" condition.
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    Default Re: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

    Ya, those use the Internal SE ATA commands programmed within the SSD per ATA specifications and manufacturer's pre-programmed routines.

    This resets the blocks to an unused state, rather than erasing them which requires write cycles. I use HDDErase

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    prof wheres the secure erase option in gparted?
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    prof wheres the secure erase option in gparted?
    Use GParted to secure erase SSD - GSKILL TECH FORUM

    A web search using: gparted secure erase will provide additional information.
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    Default Re: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

    I used Parted Magic to do the job. This is the site I followed to secure erase the ssd. How to securely erase an SSD drive | How To - CNET

    Here are the specs for the drive from neweegg.

    Performance
    Max Sequential Read
    Up to 555MB/s
    Max Sequential Write
    Up to 515MB/s
    4KB Random Write
    Up to 85,000 IOPS
    MTBF
    2,000,000 hours

    Post #2 has most pics of the drive and its speeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acebmxer View Post
    I used Parted Magic to do the job. This is the site I followed to secure erase the ssd. How to securely erase an SSD drive | How To - CNET

    Here are the specs for the drive from neweegg.

    Performance
    Max Sequential Read
    Up to 555MB/s
    Max Sequential Write
    Up to 515MB/s
    4KB Random Write
    Up to 85,000 IOPS
    MTBF
    2,000,000 hours

    Post #2 has most pics of the drive and its speeds.
    that by far is the easiest way to secure erase an ssd,the other two just too complicated for my liking
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