Two Australian researchers have made a great discovery on how to completely erase an SSD content and make it unrecoverable. They’ve published a paper describing the details. They are using Corsair for their experiments, and they’ve successfully purging the data within the SSD in just few minutes and no data could be recovered if purged using their method.
“For comparison, on the equivalent hard drive all data was recoverable, regardless of the time elapsed, as a forensic examiner would expect
‘Even in the absence of computer instructions, a modern solid-state storage device can permanently destroy evidence to a quite remarkable degree, during a short space of time, in a manner that a magnetic hard drive would not,’ the team concludes.
The results are concerning on a number of levels, forensic, legal and technical.”