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Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-14-2014

Secure erasing??

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.

Enterprise Administrator
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎10-22-2013

Re: Secure erasing??

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

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-09-2014

Re: Secure erasing??

Are there any windows tools that can issue these scsi commands for secure erasing?

Enterprise Administrator
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎01-27-2014

Re: Secure erasing??

Hi Chris,

 

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:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16527
 

Thanks.