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Windows 7: USB SATA Eclosure with SSD installed drive not recognised fully.


20 Sep 2012   #21
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Yes, I know. I was hoping the secure erase with Parted Magic would resolve that problem. Parted Magic will do it with it being your primary drive. You make either a USB thumb drive installation or a CD installation and boot into the USB or CD drive. Laptops make a lot of things more difficult, don't they. It is much easier with a desktop.


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20 Sep 2012   #22

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Do you happen to have a desktop computer handy? if so, you could possibly temporarily connect the SSD to the desktop, using the cables normally used for your optical drive.

After that, you would problably want to use a firmware-level erase program or a erase program that's designed for SSDs

And how difficult is it to remove the drive? Some laptops allow you to just pop out the drive, while others require full dissassembally. it'd be nice to know so we can plan out questions and requests accordingly.
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20 Sep 2012   #23

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I can have access to a desktop and plug in the SSD. If that works, then I can use the stock software to delete.

To remove the drive from the laptop is not difficult, one screw and plug.
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20 Sep 2012   #24
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Using the desktop and the samsung Magician software for the secure erase would be the best solution. The Parted Magic software is simply a linux based program that contains several programs, one of which is HDErase. It offers several options. The last option is to issue an internal secure erase command to the SSD. It does nothing more than issue the command. The SSD controller does the secure erase. It is used and recommended by several SSD manufacturers.
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21 Sep 2012   #25

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Just an quick and funny/silly update...I thought I had the right cable but didn't...darn!
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21 Sep 2012   #26

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Solved or work around update - $99 one. I already used up half of 258GB ssd with software so I decided to purchase a HHD Caddy and use it as a data drive I am going to presume that it WILL be recognized as a second drive and allow me to format it completely. Stay tuned. The caddy arrives next week.
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