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There are a few key ways to safely discard a solid state drive. One way to do is to physically destroy the drive (which may be as cathartic as it is effective). This is a sure-fire way to safely rid of the data on the drive. Another fail-proof way of protecting data is by fully encrypting the drive right off-the-bat. If the drive is fully encrypted, then you can sell the drive so as to recycle it rather than toss it. A wear levelling out algorithm also helps keep information safe. http://thessdguy.com/how-controllers-maximize-ssd-life-better-wear-leveling/ There are also specialized programs to delete each sector of the drive, but keep in mind, you cannot be sure whether you’ve deleted everything from a flash drive so encryption and physical destruction are your best routes here.
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