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How do I flush the SSD on a 1TB Hybrid drive?

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
My newest hard drive in my desktop PC is a Seagate 1TB Hybrid Drive.
It has an SSD and Mechanical hard drive, in the same case.

I somehow contracted Ebola of the Hard Drive (boot sector virus) and decided to just wipe the drive and start over.
That is proceeding nicely as I type this. I've not decided on an OS yet, so that's not part of the story.

My question is: "At this point, after an FDISK and DOS Format, is there anything in the solid state memory that should be or even can be 'Flushed' out. ??? And if so, how would I go about it ???

I would appreciate any help.

Thank You,
TechnoMage :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64

Saltgrass

New Member
Pro User
As far as I know, those drives are treated just like a normal hard drive. The integration is handled in the drive controller, so I would say you don't need to do anything more.

But someone else may know for sure.

You may want to visit a Seagate forum or ask them directly, they do seem to answer inquiries.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Grown
    CPU
    i7 3770K
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77 -v Pro, Z87-Expert
    Memory
    16 G
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 680 Classified (2)
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SSD 240 GB

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
I solved my overall problem, by wiping the drive CLEAN and re-partitioning the HD with FDISK and then reformatting it with DOS Format. I know.....it's awfully "Old School", but hey....it works to not only restore a HD to like new condition, but it also blocks out any possibly BAD sectors.

So my problem with a boot sector virus, is in the past.

Thanks all,
TechnoMage :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64

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