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Just a nice summary of the issues with (in)secure deletion on SSDs. Old, but a good quick reference.

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      The resistance of data to permanent secure erasure on SSDs indicates to me that the best way to securely use a SSD is to use full-disk encryption. Then when you need to get rid of the SSD, you just dispose of it in the same way you dispose of other electronics.

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      The extent of my knowledge on safely wiping data from SSDs is that this patent exists: https://patents.google.com/patent/US20170050190A1/en.

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        Lmao this patent is basically “throw it in a blender.”

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          With chunks of ice. Not to make an SSD smoothie, just so you don’t breath in the dust.