While perusing the Crucial.com forum for SSDs for information, I learned that a forum poster had located the software for maintaining the latest Crucial SSDs. (Posted at: PSID Revert tool alpha release - Page 11 - Crucial Community, and reviewed on 01/07/2015.) Another forum poster noted that this software would sanitize the drive. Secure erasing a SSD is important for maintaining that fresh-out-of-box (FOB) function of a SSD. (See Post No. 8 by ECBowen at: Re: 2014/15 SSD disk setup for Premiere Pro, for his comments on maintaining SSDs in a RAID.)
For maintaining the FOB function of a Crucial SSD, the Crucial Storage Executive software (located at: Crucial.com - Crucial Storage Executive tool download) appears to be compatible with Windows 8 and 8.1, while the Secure Erase function for maintaining a Samsung SSD found in the Samsung Magician software (Version 4.5; 12/08/2014) is not compatible with Windows 8 and 8.1 (see General Limitation No. 9 on Page 6 of the Introduction and Installation Guide for Samsung Magician v.4.5 located at: http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/SW/201412/20141208180700889/Samsung_Magician_45_ Installation_Guide.pdf; quoted directly from the text, "9) Secure Erase is not supported for Windows 8 and 8.1 systems."). Both the Crucial and Samsung maintenance software programs are compatible with the Windows 7 operating system (OS).
For anyone maintaining a significant RAID comprised of multiple SSDs, knowing which software will support your Windows OS is important for controlling costs, downtime, setup and maintenance errors, etc.
You can also just run a clean all command in the diskpart utility in the command prompt. You just cant do that on the OS drive. However that works for Media and cache drives. No one should be writing constantly to the OS drive anyway so you rarely need it if you follow that rule.
Thank you, Eric. You are suggestions are good ones to know.
Re-editing the last line of my above comment (in No. 1) would be: "For anyone maintaining a significant RAID comprised of multiple SSDs, knowing which Windows OS is compatible with which software that will support your editing workflow is important for controlling costs, downtime, setup and maintenance errors, etc."
Hello guys. I want to buy a new SSD but I can't decide. I found a comparison between Crucial BX100 and Crucial MX100 . What do you think I should buy? Thanks
Here is a hyperlink to a thread in the ASUS motherboard forums that might give you some more information to help you make a better decision, http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20150511222747752&SLanguage=en-us&board_id=1&model= X99-A&page=1.