Wiping an ssd

For those of you who are getting more and more into ssd drives you probably have run across this. You have an ssd taken out of production, but you don’t want to destroy it. Maybe it’s a new drive with life left. Maybe you want to use it for a lab. How do you wipe it? SSDs have a limited write cycle so you don’t want to chew up drive life by a standard wipe. These typical involve writing to the disk multiple times. So what do you do?


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