How To Securely Erase Your SSD Without Destroying It

Solid state drives are frequently referred to as the best upgrade you can make to your PC. Trading off disk space for speed is an increasingly popular option, but just like USB sticks and SD memory cards, SSDs can only be written to a limited number of times.

This presents some interesting problems, particularly when it comes to erasing data (and doing so securely). Tools like Darik’s Boot and Nuke are not only ineffective, their write-intensive nature can vastly reduce performance and shorten SSD drive life.

Don’t get it wrong, securely erase your SSD the right way (if you even need to at all).