Question Can't Secure Erase Kingston A400

SkyKnightBiel

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As the title says, I can't secure erase my SSD Kingston A400 240GB.
When I try to do it by using Kingston's tool, I get stuck at this:
View: https://i.imgur.com/7Cw7h9r.png


So, I tried doing what the image says, I've enabled Hot Plug in my BIOS settings and unplugged the SATA cable, then plugged it again. The message doesn't change.
I always wanted to secure erase the SSD, so I deleted the partition because Windows was installed on it, but I still can't do it,
 
Many BIOS-es execute the Security Freeze Lock command prior to booting the OS. Security Freeze Lock prevents malware from setting its own password. Even if the BIOS does not do this, Windows most probably does. At least I know that to be the case with Windows XP SP3.

The ATA Security Erase command requires that a password is set prior to executing the command. This is not possible if the drive's security status is frozen.
 

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