How long it takes to "secure erase" an SSD using UBCD?

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triped
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How long it takes to "secure erase" an SSD using UBCD?

#1 Post by triped » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:23 pm

I'am trying to "secure erase" my 250GB SATAIII solid state drive using the CMRR HDDErase version 4.0 in UBCD in order to wipe it out clean and then install Windows in it.

The SSD currently has Ubuntu 16.04 32bit in it.

The issue is the process has been running for more than 12 hours now and all I get on screen is
"P0 is none"
"P1 is none"

...and I don't dare to stop it fearing the SSD may be bricked/locked or rendered useless.

I followed instructions for CMRR HDDErase here:
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/wipe-your-h ... ving-away/

The screenshot in that link looks similar to mine.

My MoBo is a Gigabyte-Z170XP-SLI with an i5 and 16Gb RAM

I see no blinking activity neither on the CD ROM nor the SSD

Should it really take this long to wipe out a 250gb SSD? What do you think is going on?

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Re: How long it takes to "secure erase" an SSD using UBCD?

#2 Post by The Piney » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:18 am

Is this a multi pass erase? If so, you are just using up limited writes to the drive.

Some info on wiping HDDs and SSDs.

http://www.howtogeek.com/115573%2Fhtg-e ... ase-it%2F/

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