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APetr22
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Skull Canyon erasing SSD

Hi all,

I'm trying to erase my SSD in a NUC Skull Canyon back to factory default. It is a Samsung 850 EVO SSD. Samsung has a magician app where you can format a boot usb to perform a 'secure erase', but when I do this it says the ssd is in a 'frozen state'. The suggestion solution is to disconnect and reconnect the SATA cables from the SSD to unfreeze it, but I only see a port connecting the SSD to the Skull Canyon motherboard, no cables of any kind. I've unplugged and replugged the SSD but that did not work. Has anyone ever had any experience with unfreezing frozen SSDs for a secure erase on Skull Canyons?

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello blerghcity

 

 

Thank you for joining the community.

 

 

Have you tried to format a different SSD on the NUC?

 

 

Or have you tried to format the SAMSUNG* 850 EVO SSD on another system?

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo C.

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hello blerghcity

 

 

I was checking your case and would like to know if you need further help. If so, please do not hesitate in replying back.

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo C.

 

LeonWaksman
Super User
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You can use EaseUS application to secure eraze your SSD: https://www.easeus.com/download/tbf-download.html Free Download Data Backup Software - EaseUS Todo Backup Free

Leon

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