Talk:Solid state drive/Memory cell clearing

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the lt;dr section

I added this back since it is a nice and convenient place for a copy/paste from a text-based browser while booted into a live CD environment. Graysky (talk) 10:58, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

USB Enclosures

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.

—This unsigned comment is by H f (talk) 05:12, 17 January 2018. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

NVME drives

Hi, I think this article could be improved by adding information about how to clear nvme devices. The proposed commands do not work for nvme SSDs. I believe the right tool is nvme from nvme-cli/community, more specifically, I'm currently reading the nvme format man page and trying to figure what is needed. Wild Penguin (talk) 14:04, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

I agree, we should add an NVME section. To do a secure erase, simply '"nvme format -s1 /dev/nvme0n1"'. There may be other useful commands we should list as well. Necklace (talk) 19:34, 27 March 2020 (UTC)