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How to Securely Erase or Wipe SSD in Windows 10

Updated on Dec 19, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Master

Summary:
Step-by-step guide to securely and completely wipe or erase SSD in Windows 10. Try it to erase all the content including personal data, virus or malware on your SSD drive.

Can I completely wipe an SSD drive to remove the virus

What is the best way to thoroughly wipe an SSD in Windows 10? About two weeks ago, I uninstalled Windows 7 and did a clean install of Windows 10 on my SSD drive. But now the device seems to be infected by an unknown virus or malware because I used it before I had all the virus and security settings installed. What’s worse, I failed to get rid of it after many attempts. So I want to do a clean erase of my SSD drive and reinstalled Windows 10. It is the easiest and most efficient way that I can image to remove the virus. Can you tell me how to do the task securely without destroying my SSD drive? 

How to wipe or erase SSD drive in Windows 10

People might want to wipe or erase an SSD drive for various reasons. At first, erasing an SSD (solid-state drive) can sanitize the drive. So you can make sure that the virus or malware will no longer hide somewhere. And second, wiping an SSD helps to recover lost performance on systems with inefficient garbage collection. 

But unlike a traditional hard drive disk, there is not so many software which can wipe SSD drive. It makes the job a little bit difficult for average users. Here to save your time and efforts, we recommend you to try EaseUS partition software, a secure erase utilities that do work with SSD drives. The program was developed by EaseUS software for hard disk partition management in Windows. With it, you can securely and completely wipe your SSD in Windows 10 to erase all the content including personal data, virus or malware. 

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 Windows 10 is supported

Simple steps to wipe or erase SSD drive in Windows 10

Step 1: Install and launch EaseUS Partition Master.

Select the HDD or SSD which you want to wipe. And right-click to choose "Wipe Data".

select wipe data

Step 2: Set the number of times to wipe data.

You can set to 10 at most. Then Click "OK".

set the times

Step 3: Check the message.

A message tells you that the computer would restart after disk erase is recommended. Then click "OK".

check the message

Step 4: Click "Apply" to apply the changes.

Click "Execute the operation" and then click "Apply" to start wiping data.

start wiping data

Note: The wipe disk operations cannot be undone after applying the changes. Please be careful that once the process is carried out by EaseUS partition software, the data will become unrecoverable with any data recovery software!