[SOLVED] Wiping raspberry pi SSD

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I currently have and boot from a Samsung 860 Evo SSD 250GB on my RPi 3 B+, it's worked out wonderfully. However, I'd like to now utilize this drive instead for my future PC build, where on my Evo 970 I'll be booting windows. I'd like to wipe the 860 clean and install ubuntu. I know the steps to dual booting on seperate SSDs, but how do I prepare my 860 drive to do so? Can I accomplish this on windows? Or should I boot from a microSD on the Pi and wipe it from there?
 
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I would recommend booting from a micro SD on the pi and wiping it that way, or you could buy a cheap USB to M.2 converter and wipe it that way through a PC
 
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Pretty sure you can wipe/format the SSD during the Ubuntu install itself. No need to wipe it beforehand.

But yes, this can be accomplished in Windows as well. Open up Disk Management and delete all partitions on the 860 EVO.
It was much more complicated in my mind. I'm a linux noob. I found this answer as well on the rpi forums. Thank you :)
 
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