Is it possible to wipe a partition ?

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Is it possible to wipe a partition ?

Postby Patosan » Tue May 28, 2013 8:30 am

I know I could remove everything and wipe the entire drive but obviously as drives get bigger that becomes less practical. As is becoming common I'm using an ssd drive for my os's, some which are xp which doesn't utilize TRIM, so I'd like to wipe a partition then install an image every now and again.

Does it sound reasonable and is it possible ?
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Re: Is it possible to wipe a partition ?

Postby DrTeeth » Tue May 28, 2013 12:48 pm

On Tue, 28 May 2013 08:30:32 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
Patosan disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Does it sound reasonable

No. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIM especially about what drives
can do in the background if the OS does not support TRIM.
Cannot see any advantage.

> and is it possible ?

Yes
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Re: Is it possible to wipe a partition ?

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue May 28, 2013 9:19 pm

I don't think that option is in there for a section of the drive for wipe -
you can of course wipe when you delete a partition in BIBM - only it just
wipes it or securely wipes it. But that doesn't tell the SSD the area is
free. The plan was/is to offer that for SSD drives (trim the area the
partition being deleted is located - and perhaps unused areas).



"Patosan" wrote in message news:5560@public.bootitbm...

I know I could remove everything and wipe the entire drive but obviously as
drives get bigger that becomes less practical. As is becoming common I'm
using an ssd drive for my os's, some which are xp which doesn't utilize
TRIM, so I'd like to wipe a partition then install an image every now and
again.

Does it sound reasonable and is it possible ?

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Re: Is it possible to wipe a partition ?

Postby Patosan » Wed May 29, 2013 7:53 am

Thanks again guys ... you rock.
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