SSD Drive FIX After Diskpart/Clean

liqourish

Honorable
Jun 14, 2012
9
0
10,510
Ran diskpart from cmd prompt to clean ssd. now having trouble getting it to work. ssd is attach to computer via usb adaptor (basically a external ssd). i want to prep it for windows 7. what do i do next?

on windows vista
 
Solution
You should NEVER fully format a SSD, only Quick format.

Go to your SSD manufacturer's website and see if they have a Toolbox which will allow you to secure erase the SSD.

liqourish

Honorable
Jun 14, 2012
9
0
10,510
i would secure erase.....but it doesnt show up any where except when you run win recovery cd to format (failed to format) or running windows management. This is what im doing now....I running control panel>administrative tools>computer management/storage/disk managment and is able to detect the ssd as disk#3 119.24gb.


First i had to shrink the partition to 1122099 leaving 3 mb left for it to show up as a disk drive "z:"
Then i am formating it as ntfs/default allocation.
Now its taking aproximatley 45min per % completion. I am at 9%.

Its taking way too long.
 

liqourish

Honorable
Jun 14, 2012
9
0
10,510
i think windows "diskpart" 'clean' function had removed the mbr/all data/ and everything else. Most programs dont detect it as a drive (example"c:" with size). It only shows up as disk # and takes aprox 5 min to detect.
 
I did some research and you cannot Secure Erase a SSD that is connected by USB.

Instead of going through diskpart or Windows Disk Management go to Windows Explorer.

Right-click on the drive letter of your SSD and select "Format...".
Select NTFS as your file system and select the default Allocation Unit Size.
Click "Quick Format", and then Start.
 

liqourish

Honorable
Jun 14, 2012
9
0
10,510
Solved. I placed the SSD into HDD bay and Loaded Hiren's Boot CD through usb.
After that I was able to complete quick format, bringing it back to normal status.

I also beleive the usb>sata cable was malfunctioning. Tried another sata HDD and it did not load up. Never going back to that cable.

Thanks for the help.