Whenever I tried to Secure Erase, I was met with the "SSD is locked" then it gives you instructions on how to unlock the drive. I did exactly what the instructions informed me to do. After several times, with no luck I decided to create a bootable USB with Magician and again, that also failed.
So I gave up and restarted my laptop, the SSD is still detectable within BIOS, but is no longer detectable within Windows or within Magician. I decided to plug the SSD back into my desktop to see what was going on. Now, I am met with a message; Enter User password every time.
I am assuming the password is to unlock the SSD, but the first thing that I thought about was. What password? I never enabled any password feature for the SSD. Before attempting to do Secure Erase I've never seen or even been asked about any password feature for the SSD.
Long story short, seems I am locked out of this SSD and basically is a paper weight as is right now. Did I brick this thing?