How does Secure Delete work with SSDs?

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08 Sep, 2019 07:07 PM

Exactly what method does the Secure Delete feature work on SSDs? SSDs are very different from spinning drives and the secure delete procedure must be as well. What does Path Finder 8 do in its Secure Delete process on SSDs?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 10 Sep, 2019 07:04 PM

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    Thank you for reaching out.

    It works the same way both on a HDD and a SSD, so it is not effective on a SSD at all due to a specific way the drive functions. While overwriting cycles ensure that your data on a HDD becomes unrecoverable, it will not do much on a SSD.

    Please feel free to write us back and we will be happy to assist you.

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 10 Sep, 2019 07:04 PM.

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