Does eraser really wipe free space on SSD drives?

pristine2

New Member
The FAQ on the ccCleaner sites claims that wiping free space on an solid state drive is useless, and will do nothing but reduce the life of the drive.

Has eraser been tested on modern SSD drives?
 

muscas

Administrator
Staff member
I'll include USB keys in this answer.

In a freespace erase eraser will first fill the drive and then erase the space, you would only need to use a 1 pass erase on a USB or SSD drive

For SSD Read this article and this - You need to consider the age of the drive and whether you need to wipe data in the MFT (File /directory table)

In summary, its really down to peace of mind, doing a single pass freespace erase once should not wear out the drive
 
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