Stealth 15m Secure erase?

DrakkenWolfgang

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Back again with another question folks.

Upgraded my Stealth 15M with a Samsung 980 pro. It has been great, but I am wanting to use Samsung Sexure Erase via USB to fully wipe the drive for a clean install of Windows 11.

The issue I am having, is that I cannot boot Samsung Secure Erase from the USB I set it up on.

I have messed with the BIOS to attempt to get it to boot correctly, but I have had no luck. How can I set BIOS to correctly detect Secure Erase USB & boot it? Or is there a better way to secure erase I am overlooking? I'd preferably like to use Samsung Secure Erase, as it is what I'm familiar with using.
 

Crazydonkey

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You don't need the secure erase, just make a Windows 11 image with Media creation tool and clean install Win11 on your Samsung SSD.
 

DrakkenWolfgang

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Thank you for the reply.

But that doesn't necessarily provide the answer I am seeking.

Secure erase is used to Fully & Safely wipe an ssd. It also can help restore performance. So I hope SOMEONE can understand my own personal want to be able to know how to do so, if I so choose to.

The issue with this I have uncovered, is that Samsung Secure Erase is not UEFI compliant. So thats bad on Samsung's own part for not providing a more compliant method to use the software that they recommend using to achieve Secure Erase.

Secondly, it seems as though MSI customer support does not seem interested in providing useful information to help their customers who would like to know useful information. No one can seem to acknowledge or understand how to properly Secure Erase a drive on their own products.

From the extensive research I have done, it seems that MSI Click BIOS supposedly has a way to Secure Erase a M.2 SSD, but I have read in countless forums that it could possibly brick a drive.

It seems my only option to use Samsung Secure Erase or any form of the like, is to take my drive out of my system, then put it in a completely different system, just to achieve results.

I'm no IT professional... i have a better understanding than most concerning technology. I am also human & even i make mistakes. But why make something that should be simple, into something painstakingly complex?
 

drek4

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Thank you for the reply.

But that doesn't necessarily provide the answer I am seeking.

Secure erase is used to Fully & Safely wipe an ssd. It also can help restore performance. So I hope SOMEONE can understand my own personal want to be able to know how to do so, if I so choose to.

The issue with this I have uncovered, is that Samsung Secure Erase is not UEFI compliant. So thats bad on Samsung's own part for not providing a more compliant method to use the software that they recommend using to achieve Secure Erase.

Secondly, it seems as though MSI customer support does not seem interested in providing useful information to help their customers who would like to know useful information. No one can seem to acknowledge or understand how to properly Secure Erase a drive on their own products.

From the extensive research I have done, it seems that MSI Click BIOS supposedly has a way to Secure Erase a M.2 SSD, but I have read in countless forums that it could possibly brick a drive.

It seems my only option to use Samsung Secure Erase or any form of the like, is to take my drive out of my system, then put it in a completely different system, just to achieve results.

I'm no IT professional... i have a better understanding than most concerning technology. I am also human & even i make mistakes. But why make something that should be simple, into something painstakingly complex?
The reason why no one has extensively searched this issue, is the simple fact that it harms the SSD by doing this.
That said, there is other options to achieve your goal.

 

DrakkenWolfgang

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You know its ironic when the article you provided just repeats what I've been saying. Even states using manufacturer programs to handle this task for ssd because that was the entire purpose of why said programs were made.

Im not trying to wipe like a traditional hard drive. Doing THAT would shorten ssd lifecycle. But using the manufacturer program to handle said task does not because it does it the correct, safe way, meant for said ssd.
 

drek4

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You know its ironic when the article you provided just repeats what I've been saying. Even states using manufacturer programs to handle this task for ssd because that was the entire purpose of why said programs were made.

Im not trying to wipe like a traditional hard drive. Doing THAT would shorten ssd lifecycle. But using the manufacturer program to handle said task does not because it does it the correct, safe way, meant for said ssd.
Well I guess I must have misunderstood you.
 
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