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comment How to determine if / ensure that a second-hand storage device is safe to use?
@AndroidRookie While utility software programs exists which erase a drive by writing all sectors, "Journeyman Geek" is correct in pointing out that Secure Erase is (also) a command which can be sent to the SSD. This SSD command is actually the preferred way to erase an SSD since (1) it will probably be faster and (2) may yield potential performance improvements. A google search should yield articles with more info. Here is a link to one example: (Apologies for the annoying ads).
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revised Seeking (somewhat) better explanations about supporting >2 TB hard drives
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comment Can I delete the 'EFI System Partition' without harming other data on the drive?
@Timo It is still my understanding that for a dual-boot (Boot Camp) OS X/Windows 7 system, which uses a hybrid kludge of MBR/GPT partitioning, Windows would NOT require the EFI partition. Why do you say that "Windows now requires the EFI"?
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comment External USB attached drive works in Windows XP but not in Windows 7. How to fix?
@Hennes While my memory is admittedly foggy about this, looking through my question above it appears I was testing with a 1TB Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 which is a 512 sector SATA drive. Of course, the N52300 EZQuest Pro is a PATA enclosure, so I would also have been using a SATA to PATA adapter. (OWC included the adapter when I purchased the enclosure.) I keep intending to revisit this, but I keep getting distracted. <sigh/>
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