Question Can I use ASUS Secure Erase on a Kingston KC3000?

ScreperisLT

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Hello, I am reinstalling windows and want my ssd to be fresh. Can I use ASUS Secure Erase from the BIOS on my Kingston KC3000 500GB SSD? I also have a secondary drive - Adata SX8200PNP 250GB. Can I use the ASUS feature on both of those ssds? I cannot find any information online.
I am using an ASUS B450-E Gaming motherboard with the latest BIOS ( Ver. 5003 ). Thanks for any help!
 

USAFRet

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For an OS reinstall, you do not need Secure Erase of any type.

Delete all the existing partitions in the process, and continue on.

Section II, Step 6 & 7 speak to deleting all the partitions and starting with a clean drive.
 
Purely a guess.

I'd guess yes. I'd probably try it and see what happens, assuming you direct the erase to the right drive.

But there should certainly be other ways of securely erasing a drive....other than using the BIOS.

Are you intending to sell the drive or trash it? Or reinstall Windows? Or?