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How to Perform Data Sanitization on NVMe SSD

SSDs have become so ubiquitous that they are the first to come up before HDDs when talking about storage devices. With most modern PCs using SSDs as the primary storage device and HDDs just for data backup, the age of SSDs has dawned.

Also, the recent emergence M.2 SSDs, which are conveniently ported directly to the mainboard, as well as the smaller, faster, PCIe-connecting NVMe SSDs cards used for high-speed data transfer graphic cards, has opened a new era for SSDs.

Secudrive Drive Eraser is the ideal data erasure solution for customers who want to permanently and securely wipe a NVMe SSD drive. SSDs and HDDs wipe methods should be approached differently in order to achieve a safe and reliable data erasure because of the differences in technologies used in HDD and SDD.

HDDs record data on platters. All file location information and entire sector must be overwritten with 0X0, 0X1 or random data for unrecoverable, permanent wipe of the data.

SSDs, on the other hand, cannot be wiped using the overwrite method. Because SSDs are equipped with wear-leveling technology that stores data spread evenly across pages, overwriting these blocks that have a limited number of read/writes can damage or shorten the lifetime of SSDs.

With these characteristics in mind, methods for SSD data erasure must be chosen carefully. The Secudrive Drive Eraser uses the ‘Secure Erase’ method which enables data to be completely wiped without affecting the lifetime or speed of the SSD.

You can safely wipe confidential data using the overwriting method for HDDs, and “Secure Erase” for SATA/SAS SSDs and NVMe SSDs in the latest desktops and laptops. Secudrive Drive Eraser prevents data leakage that may result from dispose processing and outsourcing of IT assets and improves information security for enterprises.

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