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For some reason, if I connect it to the Light blue SATA 2 ports, HDDerase wont detect any device at all.

So I tried disconnecting the power cord from the SSD, and it doesnt detect it either.

What am I supposed to try now? confused.gif
Enable IDE mode and then follow the instructions that OCZ provides verbatim. Additionally, if your SATA 2 ports have like a "Native" mode in the BIOS, then disable that as well.
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Shutdown your computer>disconnect SATA data cable from SSD>boot to your bootable USB stick with HDDErase on it>type HDDERASE then hit enter>plug the SATA data cable into your SSD>follow the prompts to erase your SSD.

You wont harm your SSD by hotplugging, modern devices support hotplugging. I've done it many times with no problems and have not read or heard of anyone having any problems hotplugging an SSD.
    
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Enable IDE mode and then follow the instructions that OCZ provides verbatim. Additionally, if your SATA 2 ports have like a "Native" mode in the BIOS, then disable that as well.
I really don't know what you mean by verbatim?

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Shutdown your computer>disconnect SATA data cable from SSD>boot to your bootable USB stick with HDDErase on it>type HDDERASE then hit enter>plug the SATA data cable into your SSD>follow the prompts to erase your SSD.

You wont harm your SSD by hotplugging, modern devices support hotplugging. I've done it many times with no problems and have not read or heard of anyone having any problems hotplugging an SSD.
Alright, I will try that right now and report back in a minute.
    
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I really don't know what you mean by verbatim?



Alright, I will try that right now and report back in a minute.
Verbatim means follow OCZ's HDDErase instructions to the letter (without doing anything differently).

However, enable IDE mode first.
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Shutdown your computer>disconnect SATA data cable from SSD>boot to your bootable USB stick with HDDErase on it>type HDDERASE then hit enter>plug the SATA data cable into your SSD>follow the prompts to erase your SSD.

You wont harm your SSD by hotplugging, modern devices support hotplugging. I've done it many times with no problems and have not read or heard of anyone having any problems hotplugging an SSD.
Alright, I tried those steps.

It won't detect my SSD unless I keep it plugged AT ALL times even before booting up my Pen Drive.

What to do?

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Verbatim means follow OCZ's HDDErase instructions to the letter (without doing anything differently).

However, enable IDE mode first.
IDE is enabled already, in Compatibility mode too.
    
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Alright, I tried those steps.

It won't detect my SSD unless I keep it plugged AT ALL times even before booting up my Pen Drive.

What to do?



IDE is enabled already, in Compatibility mode too.
Oh, then disable Compatibility mode.
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Oh, then disable Compatibility mode.
Should I set it the Serial-ATA Controller 0 to Enhanced, or Disabled?


And whata bout Serial-ATA Controller 1? I only get to choose Enhanced or Disabled there.


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Should I set it the Serial-ATA Controller 0 to Enhanced, or Disabled?


And whata bout Serial-ATA Controller 1? I only get to choose Enhanced or Disabled there.


Thank you.
I think using "Disabled" turns the SATA port off completely. However, try it anyway and see what happens.
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post #19 of 95
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I think using "Disabled" turns the SATA port off completely. However, try it anyway and see what happens.
It does indeed.

Tried enhanced, as soon as I saw the command prompt I installed back the SATA cable from the SSD.

Now it got still there:

Quote:
|SECURE ERASE FREEWARE: COMPLETELY ERASE YOUR HARD DISK DRIVE
|VERSION 4.0
- (Flashing all the time)
And it won't move from there.

I am seriously getting annoyed at my SSD :/
    
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Not sure why you are having trouble, could be a quirk with the new boards. Maybe the Linux method will work for you.
    
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