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Zero Out Data on a SSD drive: Are my findings correct?

8664 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Sep 19, 2013 11:31 AM by Alan Hysinger RSS
Erica M31 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jul 2, 2012 11:52 AM

"Note: With OS X Lion and an SSD drive, Secure Erase and Erasing Free Space are not available in Disk Utility. These options are not needed for an SSD drive because a standard erase makes it difficult to recover data from an SSD. For more security, consider turning on FileVault 2 encryption when you start using the SSD drive."

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3680

 

 

Seems to hard to believe, as I've seen some of the top participants here clearly say that first your set a new partition, then erase Macintosh HD, then zero out data?

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