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Format SSD

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So I have been trying to do this for about an hour now

I cant find a way to programaticly format a ssd drive

I Found this http://www.pchelpforum.com/xf/threads/ssd-format-erase.121513/ and wasnt 100% sure if there is a way to send this through the cmd window

or if there is a better and easier way to do this...

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi.

A normal formatting of your disk should be sufficent. Except you use an old OS, or a non-Apple-branded SSD with your Mac. In this case google for "trim" and "garbage collection" to find appropriate tools.

For more detailed information google "trim wiki" and "garbage collection wiki".

In case you want to *WIPE* your disk, google for "disk erazor" or similar.

Regards, Rudi.

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im not doing this for a usb with windows on it or anything of that nature all I need is it to format it so any random text files or anything that may be on there will be deleted there is normally like 2 zipped files and maybe a text file or two

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We answered your question as you asked it along with your latest requirement. Seeing your basic requirement was to format a SSD with command line the answers we gave you will do that. Your latest requirement still is answered with this information.

Do you care to elaborate on just what you have in mind? As in the entire process from start to finish, why you start the process and the goal of the process? That would help.

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Open CMD prompt and check the command usage for format.

>format/?

Check the help file for the Run() function.

Also check out diskpart its a command line utility that exist on XP+ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766465%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

Let me know if you need an example. I'll be glad to help ;)

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