How Do You Perform SSD Data Erasure Destruction

This page will show you how to complete SSD data erasure destruction, you can delete all partitions on the SSD, format it, or erase it permanently with a reliable tool.


By Tina / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Why need to erase data on SSD?

SSD is a popular storage device, which is loved by users for its high performance. However, some users will want to throw away or sell their old SSD for different reasons.

What should you do before abandoning your SSD? You need to perform SSD data erasure destruction, preventing the leakage of personal information. Because whether it is formatting the SSD or deleting all the data on the SSD, the personal data can be retrieved by professional data recovery software. Therefore, it is crucial to securely erase SSD.

Samsung SSD

How to erase and destruct data on SSD

In order to protect the security of personal data on SSD, you need to master some ticks of erasing SSD. Next, we will share two methods to securely erase SSD.

★ Method 1. Deleting all partitions on SSD

First, you can try to delete all partitions on the SSD. Diskpart is a command-line tool on Windows, it can manage partitions to a certain extent. Please follow the steps below to delete all partitions on SSD with Diskpart.

Step 1. Press "Windows + R" to open the run program, then input "diskpart" and press "Enter".

Step 2. In the Diskpart window, type the following commands and press "Enter" each time:

• list disk
• select disk n("n" refers to the disk number of the SSD.)
• clean

Step 3. Wait patiently, the Diskpart will delete all partitions you selected. Then input "exit" and press "Enter" to leave this utility.


★ Method 2. Format the SSD with CMD

CMD is one of the most common built-in tools in Windows system, you can use it to resize volume, format volume, delete volume and fix various disk problems.

To prevent the deleted data from being easily recovered by data recovery software, you can overwrite zeros to perform SSD data destruction. The detailed steps are as follows.

✍ To ensure that the data is completely erased, you can change "p:1" to "p:2" to perform a second zero-write task on the target partitions.
✍ When there are multiple partitions on the SSD, you can perform the above steps of writing zeros for each partition.
✍ If the target drive is large, it may take a long time to wipe it, please wait patiently.

Step 1. Press "Windows" key and input "cmd" in the task bar, then select "Run as administrator".


Step 2. In the new window, type "format f: /fs:NTFS /p:1" and press "Enter". This command will format the target drive (F drive) with the NTFS file system and write zeros to all sectors of the drive.

Step 3. Then type "y" and press Enter.

Format Command

Step 4. When the task is completed, type "Exit" and press "Enter" to leave.

Securely erase SSD permanently with a professional utility

How to complete SSD data erasure destruction? If you don’t want to use complicated commands, there is an alternative worth trying - AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

This powerful SSD manager provides you with the "SSD Secure Erase" function, which can be used to securely erase any SSD hard drive. Even if you are not familiar with computers, you can complete SSD wiping in a few simple steps.

In addition, you can also align partitions on SSD, move applications to another drive, migrate OS to another SSD, etc.

Let's see how to use this SSD secure-erase tool.

Download Demo Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
Secure Download

Note: The "SSD Secure Erase" function is set to be used in Windows 7, so please connect the target SSD with a Windows 7 PC to perform this task.

Step 1. Open the Demo of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Click the "Wipe" menu and click "SSD Secure Erase".

SSD Secure Erase

Step 2. Tick the SSD you want to erase and click "Next".

Tick the SSD

Step 3. Check the identification information of the target SSD, then click "Next".

Check the Target Hard Drive

Step 4. If the SSD cannot be unlocked, please unplug the SATA cable and plug it again, then click "OK" to start the task.

Click OK

Step 5. When you see the following interface, click "Finish".

Click Finish

Bonus reading: How to wipe hard drive

If you want to wipe a HDD, this all-in-one software can also satisfy you with "Wipe Hard Drive".

Step 1. Right-click a hard drive and click "Wipe Hard Drive".

Wipe Hard Drive

Step 2. Choose "Fill sectors with random data" and click "OK". You can also try  other methods to wipe the hard drive.

Fill Sectors With Random Data

Step 3. Click "Apply" to start the operation.


There are three other methods for you to wipe a hard drive:
✌ Fill sectors with Zeros: It can write all sectors on the target hard drive with zeros. It is safe and fast.
✌ DoD 5220.22-M: It is much secure than the two former methods and faster than the Guttman.
GutmannIt is the safest way here, but it will take much time to wipe a hard drive.

Final words

In this article, we shared 3 methods for you to perform SSD data erasure destruction. If you want to easily wipe an SSD, AOMEI can be the suitable choice. Besides, we also provided you with 4 methods to wipe HDD.

If you want to manage your SSD on Windows Server, you can try the Server Edition.

Tina · Staff Editor
Tina is an English editor of AOMEI Technology. She has a positive attitude and full of energy. On her work, she always keeps thinking to figure out the solutions for users' problems, and writes the answers so that can help someone. In her daily life, she likes to sing, watch TV and sleep. She always being grateful and happy to all the things happened and all the people encountered.