question about the erase+ in the B360M BAZOOKA

Foxaryse

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hello so today i was building my new pc and taking some part of my old pc and i wanted to erase the boot drive so it could be white clean with nothing on it but wen i did erase+ on my SSD it erased all the data the thing i wanted but it bricked my SSD and the erase+ is suppose to erase and not brick it
 

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Please list your exact SSD model. First of all, i would not do a Secure Erase if i wanted to start from a clean slate. When you install Windows, you have the chance to delete all partitions and install Windows onto the free space (it will create the necessary partitions again), that is more than enough.

Usually, it's not bricked from a Secure Erase, just in a locked state. You will probably have to put it into another PC now and run the SSD tool that the manufacturer provides (again, why not mention the SSD model in question?). In there, you can run a Secure Erase again and then you should be able to unlock it. Some manufacturers like Sandisk/WD use a standard password that you can use to unlock it, they use "ssd123" for example.
 

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Ok, a Crucial MX500. First, make a photo of the sticker on the bottom of the SSD, you'll need it later. Then put the SSD into another PC (usually needs to be directly on SATA, not via USB adapter).
Then install Crucial Storage Executive: https://content.crucial.com/content/dam/crucial/support/storage-executive-win-64.zip

In there, you should have an option "PSID Revert". Follow the guide there to revert the PSID and unlock the SSD, you have to enter the PSID (a number that's printed on the drive's sticker).
It's either that or you can try the option "Sanitize Drive" as well. One of the two should be able to unlock the SSD from its current state and make it normally usable again.
 

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hte problem wen the drive is connected to sata the Crucial Storage Executive doesn't detect the drive but wen connected to usb it detect it but in both situation windows detect the drive
 

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i did it on the same pc because i have to change the power supply to the other pc + the SATA was aredy in AHCI + hotplug + i rebooted my pc but windows decided to update and it on a 2008 HDD drive
 

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Well, you have to get it detected in the tool and then you should be able to unlock it. Did you install the Intel chipset drivers yet in Windows?

Update BIOS to the newest version (the beta), using M-Flash in the BIOS.
 

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in the partion windows tool it detect the drive in both SATA and USB but the Crucial Storage Executive only detect the drive in USB connection
 

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i saw that connected on USB the program say that the drive isn't encrypted and doesn't want to do a PSID revert
 

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Did you install the Intel chipset drivers yet in Windows? It might be required for it to be detected in the tool via SATA. Did you update the BIOS?

Ok, it doesn't want the PSID revert, then try the Sanitize function. Might not work via USB (those commands might not get passed on by the USB-to-SATA chip).
 

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i moved all on my new pc and now the app doesn't want to launch wen the SSD is connected by SATA but work wen connected by USB + i have downloaded all chipset driver + windows update
 

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Encryption = not activated ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ Check
System in AHCI ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ Check
Drive in offline state ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤAcces Denied
Drive has no partition ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤCheck
 

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Well, it can tell you how it worked for me with a Sandisk SSD. I sold the SSD and did a Secure Erase before shipping it to the buyer. I didn't initialize the SSD afterwards, as i wanted the buyer to handle it as he pleased. He couldn't get the SSD to work, he tried to use it in a notebook with an USB adapter. The SSD got detected in the Sandisk Dashboard, but he couldn't perform a Secure Erase to unlock it, it wouldn't go through via USB. So he canceled the purchase, i paid for the return shipping. But once i got the SSD back, within 10 minutes it was working fine again. What did i do? Another Secure Erase, with password "ssd123" to unlock the SSD. Then it was like nothing ever happened, i could initialize and partition it again.
 
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