I could use a wodge of em so if you would be willing to send me a few - I'd take some off ya hands !!
Or maybe keep them as backups so if you have a few SSD's fail then you could swap the SSD for the normal 2.5" drive and re image, continue to use until you get the replacement SSD etc ??
::: Zalman, leading the world of Quiet Computing Solutions ::: that can emulate a DVD/CD from an ISO. It's been a god send for traveling from school to school with.
Got mine from quiet pc, although I'm sure I only paid about £20 for it.
Edit, also got mine from quietpc for less than $60 shipped to the far end of the planet.
Host Protected Area. For that reason I tend to use the drives built-in Secure Erase command via Parted Magic. FWIW, Secure Erase is recommended* by NIST in the US as a suitable media sanitization technique - one of the only ones that does not involve physical destruction.
Infosec Standard 5 - which is the UK government's data destruction standard - has the following requirements and is quite similar to DoD 5220.22-M.
* See Table A1 on page 19Quote:
IS5 defines two different levels of overwriting:
- Baseline overwriting of data involves one pass, overwriting every sector of the storage medium once with randomly-generated data.
- Enhanced overwriting involves three passes; each sector is overwritten first with 1s, then with 0s, and then with randomly generated 1s and 0s.
Regardless of which level is used, verification is needed to ensure that overwriting was successful. (Source)