Talk:Solid state drive/Memory cell clearing
the lt;dr section
from the hdparm manual page:
hdparm provides a command line interface to various kernel interfaces supported by the Linux SATA/PATA/SAS "libata" subsystem and the older IDE driver subsystem. Many newer (2008 and later) USB drive enclosures now also support "SAT" (SCSI-ATA Command Translation) and therefore may also work with hdparm. Eg. recent WD "Passport" models and recent NexStar-3 enclosures. Some options may work correctly only with the latest kernels.
It may be possible to use SATA/USB interfaces for this purpose, but without a way to test whether or not a particular interface will support this, I'm reluctant to modify the article contents.