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Secure erase and NVME card

#1 Post by GhostriderTx » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:28 am

On my T480 I have a non Lenovo m.2 NVME drive in the wwan slot (2242 size). What are people using to secure erase. I don;t think I can use the bios option since it is not SATA. Also the manufacturer states it supports secure erase on their website but have ignored several requests to specify how to actually do it so that is not an option

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Re: Secure erase and NVME card

#2 Post by w0qj » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:30 am

Your question is how to secure erase NVMe SSD (in your case, yours is M.2 "2242" sized SSD).

1. There are a number of freeware secure erase programs out there; just google for "secure erase ssd freeware".
==>Anyone else with actual experience with a good freeware secure erase SSD program?

2. We use AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional (payware version) which has this function.
Unfortunately, just checked for you, the freeware version of this program does not have the secure erase SSD function.
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Re: Secure erase and NVME card

#3 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:18 am

w0qj wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:30 am
Your question is how to secure erase NVMe SSD (in your case, yours is M.2 "2242" sized SSD).

1. There are a number of freeware secure erase programs out there; just google for "secure erase ssd freeware".
==>Anyone else with actual experience with a good freeware secure erase SSD program?
Parted Magic has that option, at least the old version that I'm using.
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