How to Erase Hard Disk SSD with CMD Freeware


This article is about how to securely erase SSD for free, I will introduce three solutions to wipe SSD or hard disk drive for you. Both ways are free and effective, you can try them.

Andrew Wright

June 2, 2022

by Andrew Wright

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How Can I Make Data on the SSD Erased Forever

Stop using a SSD (solid state drive) but worry the data leakage? If you want to abandon a SSD or hard disk drive, you may have some sensitive data on the device which you don’t want be seen by others, even formatting data can be recovered, then what is the securest way to delete all the data on the SSD?

You need to erase your SSD, this is not a difficult work, here are three free solutions for you.

Securely Erase SSD with Manufacturer Utility

For some SSD manufacturers, they provide their own SSD manage tools. These tools can help you to format or erase your SSD, it is safe and effective, you can trust it.

You can download at their websites. Here I list some SSD manufacturer utility website for you.

Intel Solid State Toolbox

Corsair SSD Toolbox

SanDisk SSD Toolbox

Samsung Magician Software

OCZ Toolbox

Erased SSD with Diskpart Command Prompt

You can also try CMD command prompt to erase your SSD, while you should be careful, check the capacity of your SSD, avoid choosing a wrong disk, which will cause you big trouble. And when you type word on the CMD window, you need to be careful.

Step1: Run CMD on your Windows system.

Step 2: Type “diskpart” in the window and press enter

Step 3: Type “list disk” in the window, and go on.

Step 4: Type “select disk 1”. You need to make sure which disk is your SSD

Step 5: Type “clean” to start cleaning the disk.

After it finished, your SSD has been erased, and the data will no longer be accessed.

Wipe SSD with Best Free Erase Software

These two solutions can be a little difficult, and I have a easier way for you, which is also free and easy to handle. Try a free disk manage software, this way can save you a lot of work.

Here you can try IM-Magic Partition Resizer free, which is 100% safe and free, it is very effective and only takes you few minutes. Besides this, you can also resize your other disk partition with it. It is a useful tool.

Instructions to securely erase SSD Windows 11/10/8/7

Step1: Install IM-Magic Partition Resizer free on your computer, run the program.

Step2: Your disk will be listed, you can choose your SSD, right-click it and choose to wipe it.

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Step3: Apply the changes, and then the SSD can be wiped securely.

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