SSD And Encryption Questions
Hey, I’ve been commenting on a few threads and figured that rather than distract from other people’s questions, I should just ask my own.
My questions regard the new encryption that’s being used in new MacBooks with the T2 chip enabled.
- I’ve read online that once data is marked as unused by the SSD controller, it is no longer encrypted. Does this mean that private files that I have deleted are unprotected by the encryption and easily retrieved via recovery software?
- This next question might be redundant, but how does the SSD trim command fit into this and on Macs is just a simple empty of the trash enough to securely delete data.
- Apple no longer allows for secure erase to be done in recovery mode, would that make selling my device dangerous if my buyer decided to run recovery software.
- There are a lot of web sites that advertise being able to undelete data off Mac SSD’s. Since all Mac SSD’s come Trim enabled, are they all scams or are they somewhat successful, with regards to data recovery from the drive?
Thanks for all answers, I stupidly thought the 128 GB SSD would be enough to get me through college.