Question Can't delete partitions on two SSD's or format them ?

dawid

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Hi guys, I have a weird and annoying issue where no matter what I do, I can't format 2 SSDs or delete the partitions on them. I have tried in Windows, Linux, macOS and even Dos but nothing works. Any ideas? SSDs are a gigabyte 1tb m.2 NVMe and a 128gb transcend m.2 SATA.
 

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Hi guys, I have a weird and annoying issue where no matter what I do, I can't format 2 SSDs or delete the partitions on them. I have tried in Windows, Linux, macOS and even Dos but nothing works. Any ideas? SSDs are a gigabyte 1tb m.2 NVMe and a 128gb transcend m.2 SATA.
Did you try to boot with a Windows 10 USB flash drive and delete those partitions at the OS installation too?
 

Bob.B

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Hi guys, I have a weird and annoying issue where no matter what I do, I can't format 2 SSDs or delete the partitions on them. I have tried in Windows, Linux, macOS and even Dos but nothing works. Any ideas? SSDs are a gigabyte 1tb m.2 NVMe and a 128gb transcend m.2 SATA.
If you run out of things to try give this a shot.
Get a copy of partition wizard 9.1.
Put on a disc or flash stick.
Boot it up.
 
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dawid

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1TB drive is read only. This happens, when SSD exhausts all write cycles and locks itself. Replace the drive.

Your 128GB drive is not visible in Disk Management screenshot. Can not comment on that one.

You know - you don't have to use your camera to take a screenshot in windows.
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-screenshot-on-windows
The 128GB is not connected but gives the same issue after trying to use it for the first time by installing twister OS on a Raspberry Pi 4 via berry boot. It failed mid-copying OS files and that was it for that one.
 

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