03-18-2014 12:28 PM
So, I was given a sample of your SAS SSD to play with in our labs. But, we like to run things on the secure side. With that, short of speaking with someone on the phone, can data we've put on there (SSD) be securely erased? I don't want to invest in a third party software just to work with SSDs, if I can avoid it.
03-18-2014 12:43 PM
SanDisk’s Optimus SSD product line support a secure erase function through the FORMAT UNIT (04h) command – ensuring that no remnant user data remains behind. To enable a secure erase, SSDs must be designed with specific features to guarantee the permanent “irretrievability” of user data. SanDisk SSDs provide this functionality through the ATA-7 secure erase command or FORMAT UNIT command – you learn more in this helpful paper: http://www.sandisk.com/assets/docs/WP002_Erasing_Data_in_SSDs_FINAL%20(2).pdf
11-24-2014 08:05 AM
The SanDisk Guardian tool supports ‘format’ (FORMAT UNIT) secure erase for the Optimus drives.
SanDisk Guard tool is available for customers to download from SanDisk Knowledge Base page: