[SOLVED] I just installed an old SSD and need help wiping it

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I just installed my old HyperX Savage SSD. I'm going to wipe it and copy my hard drive to it. However, it has partitions, I'm in disk manager- I'm wondering if deleting Disk 2 partition 3 is correct so I may secure erase? (It's the only thing that says disk2)
 
Unhook the power cable to the SSD.

Go to Microsoft and use their tool to create a Windows 10 USB.

Go back in and hook back the power cable to the SSD, unhook the power to the drive you are wanting to clone.

Boot from USB. Use the advanced tab in the installer utility to delete all the partitions of the SSD, then cancel install.

Reconnect the "other" drive and use your utility to clone to the SSD.
 
Apr 13, 2020
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Make sure disk 2 is the SSD. Right click and delete each partition.

then it should be ready
The option isnt there to delete, supposedly it has windows assigned to it. I want to still delete it though as my windows is on my HD that copying onto my SSD. What should I do?
 
Unhook the power cable to the SSD.

Go to Microsoft and use their tool to create a Windows 10 USB.

Go back in and hook back the power cable to the SSD, unhook the power to the drive you are wanting to clone.

Boot from USB. Use the advanced tab in the installer utility to delete all the partitions of the SSD, then cancel install.

Reconnect the "other" drive and use your utility to clone to the SSD.
 

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