Before you sell, donate or recycle a SSD, you need to wipe it. In this article, we will introduce two methods to help you securely and easily wipe SSD on Windows 10 computer.
Before you sell, donate or trade in a SSD, you’d better wipe it. If you don’t want to other people have the chance to recover any information from your SSD or you are going to use the SSD as a game drive, backup drive or system drive, you should wipe all data from it. Now, we will introduce reliable methods to help you wipe SSD on Windows 10 PC.
1. Format SSD on Windows 10 using Disk Management.
The quickest way to remove all data from your SSD is formatting it. Make sure your SSD has been connected to your Windows 10 PC. Then find it in This PC. Right-click the SSD and choose Format. Then the SSD will be quickly formatted.
If you want to a high-level format method, just open Disk Management (Right-click the SSD > Choose Manage > Choose Disk Management). Disk Management will show you all hard drives, just find the SSD. Right-click the SSD and choose Format. Follow the wizard to quickly format the SSD.
Recover lost data after formatting the SSD
Please note that whether the SSD is formatted by quick format method or high-level format method, the lost data on the formatted SSD still can be recovered by data recovery software. Follow the steps below:
Step 2. Do Your Data Recovery will show all hard drives on your Windows 10 PC. Just select the SSD to start data recovery.
Step 3. Click on Scan button. This software will quickly scan the formatted SSD and find lost files. If the quick scan can’t find all lost files, just try advanced recovery mode to find much more lost files.
Step 3. Once the scan is completed, you can preview all recoverable files. Then select the wanted files and save them to a safe location.
2. Wipe SSD on Windows 10 with DoYourData Super Eraser.
As you have seen, the formatted data can be recovered by data recovery software. If you are going to sell, donate your SSD or give it away, you’d better permanently erase all your private data from it to prevent potential data recovery.
DoYourData Super Eraser is a safe, powerful and easy-to-use data erasure program. It can help you securely and permanently wipe data from SSD on Windows 10 PC. Once your data is erased by this software, the data will be gone forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software. Advanced features:
- Quickly wipe SSD on Windows 10 to permanently erase all data.
- 100% safe, no damage, will not shorten the service life of your SSD.
- Even can help you repair damaged or crashed SSD.
- Certified data erasure standards.
Now, follow the steps below to securely wipe SSD on Windows PC:
Step 1. Download and install DoYourData Super Eraser on your Windows 10 PC. Then open it.
Step 2. Choose data erasure mode - Wipe Hard Drive. Connect your SSD to your Windows 10 PC. DoYourData Super Eraser will automatically recognize the connected SSD.
Step 3. Select the SSD and click on Wipe Now button. This software will quickly format the SSD and permanently erase all data from it.
Step 4. Once the process gets finished, all data on the SSD is gone forever.
DoYourData Super Eraser offers military & government level data erasure standards including HMG Infosec Standard 5 (1 pass), Peter Gutmann's algorithm 2 (2 passes), U.S. Army AR380-19 (3 passes), DoD 5220.22-M ECE (7 passes), Peter Gutmann's algorithm 35 (35 passes). Once your data is erased by this software, the erased data will be lost forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery software. So, before you wipe SSD with this software, you’d better make a backup of your data.