Trying to erase SSD

Bit Baby

Trying to erase SSD

Hello,

 

I just sold my desktop computer and I have to ship it today. I have been trying to erase my SSD so my personal information will be gone. I am on windows 10 and my SSD is a 275GB Crucial MX300.

 

I tried using parted magic but it said my SSD was unsupported. So then I went into the storage executive and it won't let me sanatize or PSID revert my SSD. I keep getting an error saying "Drive has mounted partitions". What is a mounted partition? 

 

Should I remove the drive letter? This SSD is my boot drive, so is that a problem? 

 

I thought the problem was my system not being in AHCI mode. But it is. 

 

If anyone can help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. 

 

Thank you,

 

Sapling

2 Replies
Bit Baby

Re: Trying to erase SSD

update!

 

I actually just loaded my windows boot media into the computer, and now I have a fresh copy of windows installed and my information is gone. I formatted the drive. 

 

I think I solved the problem unless there is something else I should know. 

 

Thank you

JEDEC Jedi

Re: Trying to erase SSD

Glad you're sorted. Just so you know for next time, Storage Exec cannot erase the OS you are running from.  The drive would need connected as a secondary drive to another Windows install.

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