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so I just have 1 drive in my computer... Intel X-25M 160GB SSD... I want to secure erase it with the Intel SSD toolbox, but I obviouslly cant do it from windows, because well, its going to erase windows.

How can I go about secure erasing the SSD from like... dos, or a boot cd or something?

Thanks
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I use this guide
https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_Secure_Erase
takes about 52 seconds to complete on my 128gb ssd. You need a bootable linux iso or usb though.
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