[SOLVED] Secure-erase problem on Samsumg 970 Evo Plus ?

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I recently bought a Samsung 970 Evo plus 1 TD SSD for my Dell G5 5590. but I'm unable to secure erase it from the bootable USB created with Samsung Magician software. It stuck in.
decompressing Linux..... parsing elf..... no relocation needed.... done.
Booting the kernel.
I was enabled legacy mode and disabled UEFI, Secure Boot, and PTT, and the drive is in AHCI mode. still the same problem. I'm using the latest 6.2.1 version of the Samsung magician. Check the images attached. I have only 6 days left to return the product if it's a drive problem. So please help me.

Stuck image - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gake1bjyf7psKYEClRmYxu0qom6FKlbN/view?usp=sharing
Samsung magician image 1 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gKnDfvg0ssa3Eoj0Xe_EmEuD-KE3tPUM/view?usp=sharing
Samsung magician image 2 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KSwBG52FWBTn6ghgeIzEvzo65GDqQQhS/view?usp=sharing
AHCI mode enabled image - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OA23Z2bIyNcKK3aRcAyG73NkcBZjryAR/view?usp=sharing

Thanks in advance, any help would be appreciated........

Jobin Varghese
 
if you have a 2.5" SATA (or even a laptop HDD, slow, but, you can waste the 20 minutes waiting on install), install WIn10 temporarily to it, and see if the Samsung Magician software allows secure erase to a now secondary non-OS drive...

(Unfamiliar with what 'bootable USB created within Samsung Magician' is, I see no reference to it in my Magician settings/option, or what it would be for)
 

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if you have a 2.5" SATA (or even a laptop HDD, slow, but, you can waste the 20 minutes waiting on install), install WIn10 temporarily to it, and see if the Samsung Magician software allows secure erase to a now secondary non-OS drive...

(Unfamiliar with what 'bootable USB created within Samsung Magician' is, I see no reference to it in my Magician settings/option, or what it would be for)
 

hang-the-9

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I recently bought a Samsung 970 Evo plus 1 TD SSD for my Dell G5 5590. but I'm unable to secure erase it from the bootable USB created with Samsung Magician software. It stuck in.
decompressing Linux..... parsing elf..... no relocation needed.... done.
Booting the kernel.
I was enabled legacy mode and disabled UEFI, Secure Boot, and PTT, and the drive is in AHCI mode. still the same problem. I'm using the latest 6.2.1 version of the Samsung magician. Check the images attached. I have only 6 days left to return the product if it's a drive problem. So please help me.

Stuck image - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gake1bjyf7psKYEClRmYxu0qom6FKlbN/view?usp=sharing
Samsung magician image 1 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gKnDfvg0ssa3Eoj0Xe_EmEuD-KE3tPUM/view?usp=sharing
Samsung magician image 2 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KSwBG52FWBTn6ghgeIzEvzo65GDqQQhS/view?usp=sharing
AHCI mode enabled image - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OA23Z2bIyNcKK3aRcAyG73NkcBZjryAR/view?usp=sharing

Thanks in advance, any help would be appreciated........

Jobin Varghese
First question I have, why are you using a secure erase on a new SSD? Secure erase (as in over-writing data a bunch of times) is not good or needed on an SSD, especially when new, especially when there is no data on it to erase.

The fact you have an issue with booting the USB is really not a relevant thing as much as why you think you need to do this. The issue is that the USB boot is not working not that there is an issue with the drive from what I see with that error, did you try that boot disk in another system?

It's like asking "I can't fit my car through the front door of my house", the question is not how you can get that to work, but why are you trying it in the first place LOL
 

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hang-the-9

Thanks for your response. Because I want to encrypt the drive. I prefer hardware encryption over software encryption so I need to secure erase the drive and reinstall Windows since this drive is a C drive.
 

hang-the-9

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Samsung's Secure Erase is a special blank-out/flush command to all cells, and not an extensive overwrite routine... (or so I thought I had read)
It may be that way for SSDs, without over-writing the data, but it's still not needed to do on a new drive, or even an old one during Windows setup when you can just delete the partitions and create a new one. It's really only useful when selling a used drive and you want to make sure they can't do a recovery on your old data.
 

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@hang-the-9

But my question is whether I need to secure erase the drive to encrypt the drive which supports hardware encryption...... I know that secure erase is not must to just install win 10 bro.
 

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I have absolutely the same problem as @jobin481 ! Please, help! Same drive, same problem. I, too, want to use hardware encryption, but the Samsung Magician insists that I need to do a secure erase and then it creates the bootable USB and Baam! Same issue.
 
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