Trying to wipe 850 evo ssd, can't use samsung magician secure erase, please help

broidk

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When I try to use the secure erase disk I made it says no supported drive found. I want to wipe it clean so I can install windows 10 onto it.
 

USAFRet

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You don't need to Secure Erase just to install the OS.

Boot from your install media, when it asks 'where', select Custom.
You'll be presented with a list of all existing partitions on it.
Delete each, leaving one large blank space.
Let Windows install to that, creating what it needs.
 

broidk

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So it will be just like a clean install?
 

USAFRet

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Yes, exactly.

I'd only do a Secure Erase if I was selling the drive.
For my continued use, the above procedure is just fine.
 

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