12 Replies Latest reply on Jul 20, 2011 7:00 PM by

    Secure Erase on Intel 320 SSD

    I329

      hi,


      want to ask, how to perform a Secure Erase using hdparm from a linux boot medium. I'm using a Macbook Pro.


      I've already done that many times with a Intel SSD Postville G2, never had a problem performing a Secure Erase.


      But with the new 320 series, it just won't work. I can't set a password by using the command:

      hdparm --user-master u --security-set-pass pwd /dev/sda
      
      There's no error message or anything like that. It just takes some seconds.


      Here's what i get after trying to set a password:

       

      Security: 
           Master password revision code = 65534
                supported
           not     enabled
           not     locked
           not     frozen
           not     expired: security count
                supported: enhanced erase
           2min for SECURITY ERASE UNIT. 2min for ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT.

       

      It shouldn't output "not enabled", right? "enabled" would be fine?

       

      Hope anyone is willing to help me, thanks a lot in advance!

      I really appreciate it.