Crucial SSD secure erase utility is a kind of feature for completely wiping your valuable SSD to restore its storage space and advanced performance without destroying its physical structure and cutting its lifespan.
AOMEI Partition Assistant is the first third-party software that supports to develop “SSD Secure Erase Wizard” function, which is really worthy of promotion.
Even if it can only be used in Windows 7, but AOMEI Partition Assistant is a free SSD Secure Erase tool that supports to securely erase an SSD within Windows 7.
AOMEI Partition Assistant is also a free partition software that has many other powerful features such as resize partition, extend partition, split partition, move partition, copy partition, create the partition and merge partitions on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, etc. Now, this software has been updated to 6.6.
How to securely erase an SSD Secure Erase with AOMEI Partition Assistant?
Step 1. Download and install the AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition to your computer. Then open the SSD secure erase tool and select “SSD Secure Erase Wizard”.
Note: As described above, SSD secure erase utility will completely delete all the data on the hard drive.
If there are some files you want to keep for yourself, just make a backup of them or move them to other safe place using “File Backup” feature of AOMEI Backupper Standard, another freeware of AOMEI Technology.
Step 2. Pick out the SSD you want to erase.
Step 3. The selected SSD information will be displayed. If you accidentally select the wrong disk, you can identify it here and click “Back” and reselect the correct disk.
If the SSD is the right one but in the frozen state, it cannot be erased. Then, before performing the security wipe, you must first do the heat exchange as needed. The following heat exchange guide can unfreeze most hard drives. If there is an unexpected error, please follow the rules.
- Open the host chassis cover. If it is a laptop, open the computer’s rear cover or hard disk shell.
- Locate the solid state drive which is frozen.
- Unplug the SSD’s power cable.
- Unplug the SATA data cable from the solid state disk.
- Then, reinsert the SATA data cable back to the hard drive’s SATA port.
- Finally, connect the power cord back into the hard disk power connector. Thus, the hot swap operation complete.
Note: Maintain the power of the machine, and in the heat exchange, safety wipes free software! After the heat exchange, normally, the target SSD will thaw.Then, you can continue to use SSD to safely erase.
Step 4. Usually, the secure erase will be completed in a few seconds and will not exceed 2 minutes. If the operation is still ongoing after 2 minutes, please cancel the operation and try again. If it failed again, just contact AOMEI Tech support team for help.
Now SSD Secure Erase Wizard of Partition Assistant can only operate in Windows 7. If your operating system is not Win7, you just need to pull the SSD out and delete it on the Windows 7 computer.
As you can see from the main interface, AOMEI Partition Assistant also supports disk copy, make bootable media, migrate to SSD, extend partition, etc. Anyway, it is worth a shoot.