Question What is the best way to remove all data in NvMe.m2 SSD?

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Hi, I installed Windows 10 in a SSD and used it for a few days. I had auto login of some places on with saved passwards. I need to return the drive to a store. What is the best way to get rid of the data in the SSD? I only have a Windows 7 laptop with me. I have bought an adapter to connect the SSD to the laptop already.
 

Shmee

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Boot from a utility flash drive or CD and do an NVMe secure erase.
 

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Easiest way is to install Samsung magician, it has an option to create a bootable flash drive that you can then boot from and use the secure erase function.
 
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Easiest way is to install Samsung magician, it has an option to create a bootable flash drive that you can then boot from and use the secure erase function.
I tired it but the software only listed the drive and the options to secure erase is dimmed.
 

Shmee

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Well, you could always make a bootable flash drive of parted magic. Thing is, parted magic costs some money, but not much, and it is very useful. If you have parted magic or another utility ISO that can secure erase, you can then use rufus to install the image to the flash drive.
 

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