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Unlock frozen SSD

Postby rustleg » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:08 am

I see that BIBM appears to do a secure erase on a SSD according to the manual, but only if not security frozen. My SSD is security frozen and the Intel Toolbox utility can't unfreeze this and says "Intel recommends obtaining a drive utility with Secure Erase ...". Where can I find something that can get around this security frozen state? Seems Intel suggest it can be done.
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Re: Unlock frozen SSD

Postby TeraByte Support » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:48 pm

While not recommended, if you feel up to it, while in BIBM (just main
screen, not partition work) remove the power cable from the drive, then plug
it back in.

Or look in your BIOS to see if it has an option to not freeze the drive.

"rustleg" wrote in message news:7538@public.bootitbm...

I see that BIBM appears to do a secure erase on a SSD according to the
manual, but only if not security frozen. My SSD is security frozen and the
Intel Toolbox utility can't unfreeze this and says "Intel recommends
obtaining a drive utility with Secure Erase ...". Where can I find something
that can get around this security frozen state? Seems Intel suggest it can
be done.

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