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Question Sanitise Crucial P1 on storage executive

Billy Tallis

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Since the error message mentions AHCI mode, it's possible that Crucial's software only supports Sanitize operations for their SATA drives. The P1 does support Sanitize, but issuing a Sanitize command to a NVMe drive is an entirely different process to issuing a Sanitize command to a SATA drive. And doing things other than normal IO to NVMe drives tends to be difficult to impossible under Windows because Microsoft's NVMe driver is so limited.
 

VirtualLarry

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The BIOS in my Asus B450-F ROG STRIX ATX mobo, offers a "Secure Erase" feature, that works for BOTH SATA and NVMe. I've used it on my two Intel 660p 1TB NVMe SSDs that I have installed, when I re-formatted my system.
 

Shmee

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I would look into bootable utilities to do this.
 

dirtrider.play

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I want to return the drive to the seller for a refund. I found out that traditional wiping mechanisms are not suitable for a nvme. Also the ssd specific wipe is much faster.
Can i try samsung magician or WD software?? Is there a way to confirm that the drive has been wiped?
 

Shmee

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I want to return the drive to the seller for a refund. I found out that traditional wiping mechanisms are not suitable for a nvme. Also the ssd specific wipe is much faster.
Can i try samsung magician or WD software?? Is there a way to confirm that the drive has been wiped?
I don't think you can use other SSD vendors' tools, but a bootable linux distro that supports NVMe sanitize, something like partedmagic for instance, is very usfeful. Note that partedmagic does cost a small amount of money though.
 

Shmee

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Good find. Most linux distros are free. Choose one you like, download the ISO, and you can use YUMI or rufus to make a bootable flashdrive with it.
 

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