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How does one erase optane 905P SSDs?

Ordinary SSDs can be securely erased using a bootable Parted Magic USB stick. Does this procedure apply to 905Ps, or is there another procedure?

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Hello tseax,

 

 

Thanks for posting your question in the Intel® SSD community.

 

 

In the following link you will find the procedure to perform a secure erase:

 

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000022179/memory-and-storage.html https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000022179/memory-and-storage.html

 

 

You can use the following commands:

 

  • List disk: Displays the list of attached disks and USB flash drives
  • Sel disk (select disk): Selects the scope to work in
  • Clean all: Removes partition and volume information from the selected device
Remember you cannot perform a secure erase in the primary SSD while it is running.

 

 

Hope this information helps you, if you have any additional question let me know.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

Juan N.

 

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Thank you for the reply Juan N.

I should have specified, Parted Magic is a bootable tool used to erase a system SSD in preparation for OS reinstallation. It is a similar offline bootable tool (perhaps Parted Magic would suffice, I don't know as yet) that I'm looking for. The 905P will be the system disk. Parted Magic normally takes only seconds to wipe a conventional flash memory drive. I'm wondering whether the same procedure is safe for, or applicable to, the 905P line.

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Hello tseax,

 

 

Thanks for the clarification.

 

 

The 905P is a regular SSD from the software point of view. After checking the available information in the PartedMagic website it does not show any support for a PCIe or U.2 storage. It would be recommended for you to ask PartedMagic directly about their support for this kind of SSDs.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

Juan N.
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Hello tseax,

 

 

I would like to know if you have any additional question regarding this issue?

 

 

Best Regards,

 

Juan N.
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Thanks Juan. I have no further issues.

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Hello tseax,

 

 

I have done additional research on your issue and I found the following article that shows additional ways to do a secure erase on an Intel SSD.

 

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000006011/memory-and-storage.html

 

 

This are the additional validated ways to do a secure erase.

 

 

Hope this information helps you.

 

 

If you have any additional question feel free to open a new thread. We will be glad to help you.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

Juan N.
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Hi all,

 

 

I just want to add the it's possible to secure erase NVMe* drives using the Intel SSD Toolbox.

 

 

Regards,

 

Diego V.
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