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How to Wipe SSD for Reuse in Windows 11/10/8/7

Updated by Cici on Nov 25, 2022

SSD is a solid-state drive used for storage and offers faster speeds and better performance than HDD. To get the best value out of an SSD, you may want to wipe the SSD for reuse. The following is a typical case of SSD wipe requirements:

I'd like the set up of the new equipment in my tower to be as seamless as possible, as I have a knack for making systems crash by simply breathing on the wrong part. So, my question is this: how do I properly go about wiping a used SSD and HDD so that they may be reused as described above? – from Tom's Hardware

Are you also looking for a way to wipe your SSD for reuse? If you have the same needs, you have come to the right place. This article is focused on how to wipe SSD for reuse. Before we start, let's briefly understand why we need to wipe SS instead of deleting partition on SSD.

Why Do I Need to Wipe SSD for Reuse

If you delete a partition on your SSD, data can be recovered with professional recovery software. On the contrary, if you wipe the SSD, you will be unable to recover the data. The following are some reasons why you need to wipe SSD for reuse.

  • Wipe files on the SSD are outdated
  • Clean the unwanted files on a used SSD
  • Protect privacy and send SSD data to others for reuse
  • Fix an SSD that has been affected by viruses and malware 

Whatever the reason for wiping your SSD for reuse, it is important that you do not destroy the SSD. This article will describe two ways to wipe your SSD safely. Let's look at the specific methods.

How to Wipe SSD for Reuse – Two Efficient Ways

To wipe the SSD for reuse in Windows 11/10, this article offers two methods: 

1. Professional disk management software - EaseUS Partition Master

Works to: Windows 11/10/8/7 and Windows XP/Vista

Suitable for: All users, including beginners 

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2. Windows built-in tool - Diskpart

Works to: Windows 10/8/7 and Windows Server

Suitable for: For advanced users

If you are not skilled in computers, EaseUS Partition Master is the best secure choice. It can help you wipe SSD easily, and it is suitable for all Windows systems. Let's look at how it works.

Notice:
Once you wipe the SSD, you will not be able to recover the data. So, if you have anything important, you'd better back it up first.

Way 1. Wipe SSD for Reuse – EaseUS Partition Master 

EaseUS Partition Master is a great tool to wipe data on SSD securely. You can wipe the entire SSD or wipe the selected partition. And it can wipe SSD without destroying it. It has a good interface for users. Download it, and you can learn how to use it.

We've set two options for you to wipe data. Choose the one you need.

Option 1.  Wipe Partition

  • Right-click the partition you want to erase data from, and choose "Wipe".
  • In the new window, set the time for which you want to wipe your partition, then click "OK".
  • Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button in the lower right corner, check the changes, then click "Apply".

Option 2. Wipe Disk

  • Select the HDD/SSD. And right-click to choose "Wipe Disk".
  • Set the number of times to wipe data. (You can set to 10 at most.) Then Click "OK".
  • Click "Execute 1 Task(s)" and then click "Apply".

You can also use EaseUS Partition Master to wipe hard drive before selling to protect your data from malicious recovery. It is a reliable tool to erase or wipe free space SSD safely.

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Download it to enjoy the benefit it brings to you.

Way 2. Wipe SSD for Reuse – Diskpart Command 

Diskpart command is the built-in tool by Windows. You can also use it to wipe SSD for reuse. But you need to be careful when inputting the commands to avoid unnecessary data loss. Let's look at the step-by-step guide to wiping SSD for reuse. 

Step 1. Right-click the Windows button and choose "Run."

Step 2. Type "diskpart" to run the command window.

Step 3. Type the following commands in order and hit Enter after each command.

list disk
select disk 1
clean all

diskpart clean all

Step 4. Type "exit" to close the window.

After you wipe the SSD, you can use it again. If Diskpart clean not working, you can seek help from EaseUS Partition Master.

Conclusion 

Do you know how to wipe SSD for reuse? This article's two methods, EaseUS Partition Master and Diskpart are available for Windows 11/10/8/7. EaseUS Partition Master can help you keep your SSD at its best performance. It offers a lot of features. You can also use it to create, move, and merge SSD partitions.

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Don't hesitate to try downloading EaseUS Partition Master to wipe your SSD for reuse!

FAQs About How to Wipe SSD for Reuse

Here are some more frequently asked questions about SSD. Please read on if you are interested.

1. How do I wipe my old SSD for reuse?

You can wipe your old SSD for reuse. This article offered two ways: EaseUS Partition Master and Diskpart command. Here is the simple command for using Diskpart to wipe SSD:

Step 1. Open the run window by pressing the button "Windows+R."

Step 2. Type "diskpart."

Step 3. Type the following commands and hit "Enter" after each command.

  • list disk
  • select disk 1
  • clean all
  • exit

2. Can you completely wipe an SSD?

Yes, you can completely wipe an SSD. After you wipe the SSD, the data is unable to be recovered.

3. Does factory reset delete SSD?

Yes, factory reset will delete SSD. It will delete all files and programs. You need to be careful when factory resetting.

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Updated by Cici

Cici has accepted the systematic training on computers at EaseUS. Now she has a detailed understanding of common computer issues, as well as computer backups and disk formatting management solutions.

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