Hard to purge flash drives of delicate info

Computer files stored on solid state drives are sometimes impossible to delete using traditional disk-erasure techniques

03/14/2011


Computer files stored on solid state drives are sometimes impossible to delete using traditional disk-erasure techniques.

Even when the next-generation storage devices show deleted files, as much as 75 percent of the data contained in them may still reside on the flash-based drives, according to research presented at the Usenix FAST 11 conference in California.

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