How to wipe Samsung portable SSD T5 before selling it? External drives are one of the things we need most today. So, it's not uncommon for us to buy it and fill it with a lot of personal documents, whether it's for backup reasons or just to save movies and other things that are entertainment. Whatever the reason, sometimes we need to sell our SSD or HDD for example to upgrade to a bigger SSD. This time, we will try to delete data from it. In this article, we will show you how to format and wipe data from Samsung portable SSD T5 before you sell or donate it.
So far, there are several ways we can do this. The following is a review of some possible ways to wipe data from the Samsung portable SSD T5.
1. How to wipe Samsung portable SSD T5 before selling it - Formatting
This is the most common method and does not use any special software or tools. All you need to do is connect the Samsung portable SSD T5 to the computer. And follow the steps below (specifically for Windows).
Open File Explorer.
Search for removable disks.
Right click on the removable disk and click on the format menu.
Please click OK to start the data deletion process.
The downside of this method is that not all SSDs can be formatted. For example, the Samsung portable SSD T5 has a special level of security where you cannot format data carelessly. If forced to do so, it could be that the Samsung portable SSD T5 will be locked and it can no longer be used. And please note that, even the Samsung portable SSD T5 has been formatted, the lost data in it still can be recovered by data recovery software.
2. How to wipe Samsung portable SSD T5 before selling it - Using Data Eraser
DoYourData Super Eraser is a professional data erasure program which is able to securely and permanently erase data from HDD, SSD, memory card, digital camera, USB flash drive, beyond the scope of data recovery. It can help you securely and permanently erase data from Samsung portable SSD T5 before you sell or donate this portable SSD.
Once your data in Samsung T5 has been erased by DoYourData Super Eraser, the erased data is lost forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery method. And the data erasure is 100% safe, it will not cause any physical or logical damage to your Samsung portable SSD T5. Now, follow the steps below to format and wipe your Samsung T5 SSD.
Step 1. Download and install DoYourData Super Eraser.
DoYourData Super Eraser can be installed on both PC and Mac. Just download and install it on your computer. After installing it, just open it.
Step 2. Choose mode Wipe Hard Drive.
Connect your Samsung T5 to your computer. Then choose data erasure mode - Wipe Hard Drive. You will see the Samsung T5 and other hard drives.
Step 3. Format and wipe Samsung T5.
Now, just click to select Samsung T5. And click on Wipe Now button. DoYourData Super Eraser will format and wipe your Samsung T5. Once the process gets finished, all data in this portable SSD will be erased forever.
DoYourData Super Eraser is pretty simple to use. As you’ve seen, you just need to select the Samsung T5 portable SSD and click on Wipe Now button. This software will quickly format the Samsung T5 and permanently erase all data from it. It is strongly recommended to permanently wipe all data with Super Eraser before you sell or donate your Samsung portable SSD T5. DoYourData Super Eraser also can help you erase data from WD portable hard drive, Seagate portable hard drive, PC, Mac, USB flash drive, memory card, digital camera, etc.