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How to securely erase data from SSDs: 4 questions answered

What are the areas of an SSD where the data is stored? SSDs have four main areas where data is stored: System Area blocks (firmware, etc.) are generally stored in the first few blocks, but can be located anywhere.  No user data is stored in this area. Spare blocks can be stored anywhere.  Old copies of user data are stored here, until the garbage collection routine erases them during idle …Read More