How to wipe SSD without OS?
Here's the situation: the laptop cannot boot, but the SSD in can be used again, I want to disconnect the SSD and wipe it clean, so I can make the SSD as my secondary drive to backup data, or just make it as an external SSD for portable purpose. The question is, can I wipe SSD without booting into Windows, which actually cannot boot right now?
Yes, with a SATA cable and a power cable for the mobo of your desktop, you can wipe such SSDs in an easy way.
First, you need to disassemble the laptop, and get out of the SSD
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Then, power on the desktop and open disk management by right-click on the Start button of Windows 10 or just press Windows + R to open the Run dialog and type: diskmgmt.msc to check if the SSD is successfully connected, if it's not, power off the computer and re-connect it.
If the SSD is listed in Disk management, then we can download the data sanitation program ByebyeData Eraser to erase the SSD.
Run this program as administrator and when the user account control dialog shows, click Yes to it.
Then, in the main window, click Erase entire disk, and select the SSD disk you just connected.
And then choose a wiping plan from the security list.
Tips: too much overwrites on SSD is a kill to its lifespan, although we have multiple passes overwriting methods in ByebyeData Eraser, we do recommend the one pass plan for the SSD erasing.
Click Erase Now and Yes when the confirmation message shows.