Top SSD Secure Erase Tool: Restore SSD Performance

Are you looking for an SSD secure erase tool to wipe Samsung/Sandisk/Kingston/Crucial SSD? Here, a powerful SSD data-wiping software will be provided.


By Dervish / Updated on May 12, 2023

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What is SSD secure erase?

Since the structure of SSD is different from HDD, the way SSD writes data is also different from HDD, so you cannot use the same method to erase SSD.

While Secure Erase is a function specifically for solid-state drives, which can completely erase all data stored on SSD devices and ensure that these data will not be recovered. And also can restore SSD performance.

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Why SSD secure erase tool is important?

After a few years, you can easily find that SSD performance has degraded. For example, it takes longer to boot the system drive. Using an SSD secure erase tool should be one of the best solutions to recover lost performance. Also, it is very important to clean all personal and sensitive information on the SSD when the user wants to sell or give away the SSD to others.

Of course, many brands have internal SSD utilities to clear data, such as TOSHIBA Storage Utilities, Crucial Storage Executive, Samsung Magician, SanDisk SSD Toolkit, etc. But sometimes, these software make errors like Samsung Magician secure erase greyed out, Crucial Storage Executive not working, etc.

Or, how do you secure erase data on an SSD when the SSD you're using doesn't have its own utility? Don’t worry, a powerful SSD secure erase tool on Windows will be mentioned.

Download the best SSD Secure erase tool on Windows

To securely erase SSD, using professional disk wiping software is a good choice. I highly recommend AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, with its "SSD Secure Erase" function, which allows you to securely and completely erase data on SSD. More important, it can not only secure erase Samsung SSD, but also compatible with other brands of SSD. Besides, if you want to wipe HDD, Wipe Hard Drive is more suitable for you.

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Download and install this SSD secure erase tool on your Windows 7 PC.
Connect the SSD to a Windows 7 PC (this feature is only available for Windows 7 currently).
If there is important information on the SSD, please make a backup in advance.

Step 1. Click "Wipe" menu on the top bar and select “SSD Secure Erase".

SSD Secure Erase

Step 2. Select the SSD you will securely wipe data from in this page.

Choose SSD

Step 3. Usually, SSD would encounter a frozen state which can be unfrozen by a hot swap.

SSD Identification information

How to perform a hot swap:
First, open the computer case and locate the SSD to be wiped.
Second, unplug the power cable, then disconnect the SATA cable from the SSD.
Finally, after a few seconds, reconnect the SATA data cable to the SATA port, and then plug the power cable back in to complete the hot swap.

Step 4. Click “Next” to secure erase SSD.

Wait Erasing

How to secure erase SSD including Windows OS

If the SSD you need to erase is a system disk, you can quickly and securely erase SSD with Windows by making a bootable USBPlease, prepare a USB device with at least 8GB to create bootable media.

▶ Part 1. Make a bootable USB

Step 1. Connect your prepared USB with your computer and make sure it's well detected.

Step 2. In the main interface, click "Make Bootable Media" from "Tools".

Make Bootable Media

Step 3. In the pop-up window, choose "USB Boot Device" and click "Proceed".

Choose USB Drive

Step 4. After a while, the bootable USB will be created successfully.

▶ Part 2. Boot computer from the bootable USB

Restart the PC and enter BIOS settings to change boot drive, make sure the PC will boot from the USB device.

Change Order

▶ Part 3. Erase the SSD under WinPE

Once successfully booted from the bootable USB, you will automatically enter the main control interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Here, select "SSD Secure Erase" to perform the operation.


This is the full guide about this SSD secure erase tool. As you can see, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is an all-in-one program, which also provides users with numerous powerful functions, such as recovering lost partitions, clone HDD to SSD, SSD partition alignment and so on. If you are running Windows Server, please try Server Edition.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.