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    Format a SSD?

    I want to start from scratch, should I format my SSD before I install my OS?

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    I would secure erase it, then format it. You can usually find a toolbox from the vendor who sold you the SSD
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    Thanks!
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    You can secure erase any SSD with OCZ Tools (linux based). Then format it and make sure to align it. Try 1024k. Is the average best option . After installation are some tweaks. After just secure erasing, your SSD shpuld perform like new

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