Secure wipe / erase for SSDs
The FOG OS has nice options to securely wipe disks, but it is not efficient for SSDs.
SSDs can be wiped with a few commands within seconds, while a shred for a 500 GB HDD takes about 1.5h.
I have opened a Github issue for this:
Is anybody interested in adding this? Otherwise I will have a go at it.
I am not an expert on SSDs, but I haven’t used any so far that did not support secure erase.
But we could also add a check if it is supported as described e.g. here:
shredwhen in doubt.
@abulhol Definitely a good point. Though I am not exactly sure how much can go wrong with secure erase on SSDs and if it really works for all models if we try to automate this with FOG. Do you have much experience with this?