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MKey
Beginner
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secure erase frozen ssd - 180GB 520

I want to erase the data on my SSD as best I can.

The secure erase function in the toolbox just keeps telling me I need to unplug/plug the drive to unlock it - but this doesn't work.

It's a second hand drive, if there are any special codes I need, I haven't got them.

What to do folks ?

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Kevin_M_Intel
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Hi GreatApe,

Let me help you with this.

Please note that Windows can block the secure erase functionality on some systems. I recommend you creating a Linux Live CD or USB stick and follow the directions here:

http://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/SSD_Secure_Erase http://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/SSD_Secure_Erase

NOTE: These links are being offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel of the content, products, or services offered there.

Kevin M

MKey
Beginner
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Thanks I tried it and it worked perfectly. I didn't need to use a live CD I just used my regular ubuntu install and it worked no problem.

Ape

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