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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In the following link you will find the procedure to perform a secure erase:
You can use the following commands:
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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.
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.
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.
This are the additional validated ways to do a secure erase.
Hope this information helps you.
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