By AOMEI / Last Updated September 14, 2020

Scenario

Best method to completely wipe an SSD

Hello, everyone. I have a Samsung SSD used for one year. Recently, I find it runs very slow. It’s really a waste of time, and I want to do a disk wipe. Is there any software recommended for wiping/erasing an SSD? Any suggestion will be appreciated in advance!”

- Question from forums.guru3d.com

Reasons about disk wipe SSD

Some users may be puzzled about why need to do a disk wipe SSD? Here let’s see the reasons about it. If an SSD is not in use any more, in order to keep the data safe, you’d better securely wipe the data on your SSD before selling or giving it to other people.

However, At this time, the traditional deleting or formatting is not really effective. Under the normal circumstances, if there is not special treatment, the deleted data does not actually disappeared. The system just deletes the file names in the file allocation table. And the real data can be easily restored by some data recovery software.

Therefore, you need to do a thorough erase of the SSD. Besides, during the use of the SSD, its capacity may get too full and run very slow. At this point, securely erasing the SSD can effectively optimize the performance of the SSD.

How to wipe SSD in Windows 10/8/7?

Since the way to write/read data to an SSD is entirely different from that on an HDD, you cannot use the same method to wipe HDD to erase SSD. If you erase an SSD in the same way as you erase the HDD, the lifespan of the SSD will be descreased. In this case, SSD secure erase can be the best solution for users. Secure erase is a feature for SSDs that ensures all data stored on the SSD storage device will be completely cleaned. After that, the SSD will achieve at its original ideal performance level.

To secure erase SSD, use a professional disk wipe software can be a good choice. Here AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is highly recommended, and it’s featured with two functions: SSD Secure Erase and Wipe Hard Drive. With the help of these two functions, you can easily wipe the data on your SSD or HDD. If the hard drive you want to wipe is an HDD, Wipe Hard Drive is more suitable. If the hard drive you want to wipe is an SSD, please choose SSD Secure Erase.

The following example will show you the specific steps of secure erase SSD in Windows 10/8/7 (Samsung SSD for example. Other brands’ SSD like SanDisk SSD, Kingston SSD, etc. are also applicable. Now you can download the demo version firstly to have a try.

    Before You Do:

  • Connect the SSD to a Windows 7 PC

  • Please be careful and back up important data to cloud or external at first.

  • Install AOMEI Partition Assistant

Step 1. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant, and right click the SSD you want to wipe and select “SSD Secure Erase”.

SSD Secure Erase Samsung

Step 2. After that, choose Samsung SSD in the pop-up window.

Choose SSD Samsung

Step 3. Usually, SSD would encounter a frozen state which can be unfrozen by a hot swap. And you can follow the instruction to learn the method of how to perform a hot swap.

SSD Identification Information Samsung

Step 4. Then, you will be able to erase the SSD. Click “Next” and wait for the erasing finished.

Wait Erasing Samsung

Notice: It is not suggested to secure erase SSD too frequently.

Verdict

Till now, you know how to complete the operation about disk wipe SSD easily. Besides SSD Secure Erase, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional also provides users many other powerful functions like Format/Resize/delete Partition, Rebuild MBR, Migrate OS to SSD, Win to USB and so on. If you delete the partition by mistake one day, the function Partition Recovery Wizard can help you to recover the lost volume. If the operating system of your computer is Windows Server, you can turn to AOMEI Partition Assistant Server to enjoy more advanced features.