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Windows 7: wiping SSD with GParted - ran into problem

29 Dec 2013   #1
I Am User

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wiping SSD with GParted - ran into problem

Hi everyone,

I used DBAN first to wipe my HDD, but i also used it for the SSD, before realizing its not for SSDs.

Anyway, now I am using Gparted. My SSD is a 256GB Samsung 840 Pro.
I am following these steps: Use GParted to secure erase SSD - G.SKILL TECH FORUM

BUT, when I have to write 'hdparm --security-erase NULL /dev/sda' - it says:

security_password=" "
/dev/sda: Permission denied

Guess that means password is wrong?
I tried this: just after entering the desktop thing, i unplug the power of my SSD then plug back in. I read that it can get frozen so you just have to do that.
But it still didnt want to accept security erase and still said access denied.

Please, what the hell do I do?

Or should I use something else but gparted to wipe the SSD? the samsung magician software cannot create an iso for the samsungs secure erase, brcause I ran the magician on the other PC and it cannot detect any SSD (because there is not any). so the erase thing doesnt want to give me tbe iso.

Please, help, i am unexperienced in this and doing it for the first time!

Thanks in advance for help


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29 Dec 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I Am User View Post
Please, what the hell do I do?
Stop using GPARTED and DBAN...you don't need those.

If your goal is to wipe the SSD prior to an install, simply use the CLEAN command from DISKPART during installation as described in detail in this tutorial. Read thoroughly.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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29 Dec 2013   #3
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I haven't used the standalone version of GParted, but I wouldn't be surprised if you have to type "sudo" before the command:
sudo hdparm --security-erase NULL /dev/sda
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29 Dec 2013   #4
I Am User

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Everything is good, installing windows now..

Thanks
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29 Dec 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Next time you might consider a Secure Erase like this:

How to securely erase an SSD drive | How To - CNET
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29 Dec 2013   #6
I Am User

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I read that before already. It suggests HDDErase, which is outdated and could cause problems, and Parted Magic, which is no longer free.
I did (try to) use Gparted, which is a part of Parted Magic.
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29 Dec 2013   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I never had problems with it. But I have an older free version.
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