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When Deleting Something Off Of Your Disk Your Disk Only Forgets Where The Data Is Stored But The Data Can Still Be Recovered. This Is Why You Need To Overwrite All Deleted Data To Delete It Permanently. Here Are Our Top Recommendations for Open-Source Disk Wiping Software! NOTE: On SSDs, This Is A Little Bit Different. SSDs Should Have TRIM Enabled By Default, TRIM Should Remove Removed Contents Permanently, But TRIM Might Not Be Enabled Or Not Working Properly. The Best Way To Wipe Data On SSDs Is By Encrypting The SSDs With Long Random Passphrases And Then Wiping The SSD.