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Join Date: Sep 2009
06-27-2011, 08:59 PM
As mentioned above, a simple OS reinstal is safe and gets rid of the accumulated junk from an aging Windows install.
For wiping/clearing the SSD, check out this thread in the My Digital Discount forum concerning TRIM (or lack of it) with the Mini 9, and relative merits of disk wiping to increase performance. Even though the focus is on Runcore SSDs, there's some interesting general info too and a link to a wiping program for SSDs that one of the moderators found (although there's no feedback from anyone that tried it):
RunCore 64 gig (for Mini 9) and TRIM support
I do a lot of OS tinkering with my Mini 9 and have successfully wiped and cleared my Mini 9's SSD on several occasions after I borked my MBR & formatting to the point of no return. But, I have no idea if it did what you're wanting to accomplish. The program I used was DBAN www.dban.org. Its open source and free for regular use. I've used it for years on conventional disks to wipe them before redeployment.
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Hampshire
06-29-2011, 12:12 PM
I think the STEC drives DO support this, since they support a drive password. The RunCore drives do not, though. You want to issue an ATAPI "secure erase" command. There are tools to do that such as this one.
Mini 9|2GB RAM|64GB RunCore|Intel 5300|Windows 10
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