How to format or read SSD out of the box

August 23, 2018 at 20:33:57
Specs: Windows 10
I have a Toshiba KXG50ZNV512G SSD, in my DELL XPS 8930 Tower.
I have removed the HDD and have copies all the data then formatted it.
I want to do the same to my Toshiba KXG50ZNV512G SSD which I have taken out of the Tower/box.
The newly delivered tower died 2 days after delivery so I can not boot or raise any life from the machine. Will not boot from recovery & rescure disks in Windows 10.
DELL said the Motherboard & Bios need to be replaced, but instead will replace the whole machine...good for them.
But as I can not get the machine to boot I want to delete ALL the data stored there before it is returned.
HENCE, that is why I have taken out the SSD card and need to read it first and/or just format it. Any other options to make it unreadable would be appreciated, other than destroying it.

HELP, please...thanks....Greg


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August 23, 2018 at 21:07:02
See the link below for USB adapters to connect your M.2 drive to USB port.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...


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August 24, 2018 at 11:57:05
Yes, connecting it to another computer is the only way you will be able to wipe it. On Conventional drives a Quick Format does not erase, it only deletes the file allocation table. A long or Full Format writes 1's on all locations so it will take quite a bit of time. There are software that will be more secure but for the SSD drive, Toshiba should have software on their site that can accomplish this very simply.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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