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Veracrypt system encryption on SSD, do I have to trim the disk right after finishing? How?

I want to encrypt my OS that is on an SSD (Windows 7, x64, mbr partition style). From what I know Veracrypt will encrypt the whole disk, not only the actual data. Not only! it will "fill" the empty ...
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How and what information does TRIM reveal when using encrypted Veracrypt volumes?

According to Veracrypt's documentation,TRIM operations can reveal unencrypted zeroes or other undefined data (unencrypted). Additionally it notes that; In those cases, the adversary will be able to ...
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When is garbage collection activated on my Samsung T3 external usb SSD drive?

The trim command is unsupported on my Samsung T3 external usb ssd drive. I would like to know when and under what conditions the internal garbage collection is activated so it purges deleted files on ...
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Is scrubbing a ssd drive effective in situations where you can't use the trim command?

I have a luks encrypted external usb ssd drive (Samsung T3) which is unable to use the trim command. This leaves me to search for a different way to securely erase the free space inside the encrypted ...
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Data wiping. SSD VS eMMC how are they the same and how are they different?

looking into how to properly erasing data from solid state devices is quite the topic with a different answer from just about every webpage I read. I understand there are issues with wiping data from ...
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Does the ATA Trim command irrecoverably delete data on an SSD?

I occasionally see people reference the difficulty of deleting data from an Solid State Disk. Because of the nature of SSDs (wear leveling, etc), simply writing to the same sector of the disk doesn't ...