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SOLVED Samsung secure erase won't work on 970 pro. Next best thing?

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Brando

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Jan 9, 2006
I upgraded to a new drive and want to sell my samsung 970 pro but the secure erase usb refuses to boot on any usb stick even if I set it to the only available boot device. What's the next best way to make my old files unreadable without hurting the drive before I sell? I'll buy parted magic if I have to but just want to double check first. Thanks.
 
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Brando

Brando

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Jan 9, 2006
Why not SE it using the Samsung Magician software?
That's what I did. It creates a bootable usb which takes you to a screen that lets you secure erase ssd's. The bootable usb doesn't boot.
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Why not use the NVMe Sanitize function in the BIOS?
I don't see anything like that in there but I'll look again.
 

Woomack

Benching Team Leader
Joined
Jan 2, 2005
You can always run 'diskpart /clean all' command from the command prompt in any Windows. Diskpart also fixes some issues with SSD like wrong alignment or some weird errors that aren't hardware failure.