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Wiping a m.2 nvme “storage” drive?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Matd80, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Matd80


    Joined: Nov 19, 2010

    Posts: 126

    Trying to secure erase a Samsung 120gb nvme m.2 drive via Samsung magician but it says “the selected drive does not support this feature”
    This is not the c drive (that is a SATA Samsung ssd 250gb)
    I’ve added it to my Desktop pc as a storage drive via a pcie to m.2 adapter. It was the c drive in my intel nuc.
    It shows up fine I’ve copied what I wanted from it to the c drive now I just need to wipe it.

    Any ideas?
  2. Maundie


    Joined: Oct 20, 2010

    Posts: 2,697

    Can you not do it in Command Prompt via diskpart?
  3. SonicSW20


    Joined: Apr 1, 2019

    Posts: 825

    If its going in your own machine, why are you wanting to do a secure erase? Just use disk management to remove the old partitions and format it as normal.
  4. Matd80


    Joined: Nov 19, 2010

    Posts: 126

    I did that in the end - disk management format.
    Not going in my machine necessarily - not sure if my Mobo can boot from pcie adapter? Also, the adapter I have is pcie 4x and the Mobo has 1 16x (gfx card) and 2 pcie 1x