I have a Samsung 860 1TB m.2 SATA that I want to erase. I tried using the Samsung Secure Erase feature within the Samsung Magician software. I created the bootable can USB and reboot into the Secure Erase Utility. However, I cannot get past the 'Error 24' - "The Drive is in a frozen state."
The utility reommends to "unplug the SATA power cable from the SSD, wait a few seconds, and plug it in again without turning the PC power off".
Problem is, this is installed in a laptop where the m.2 is soldered directly to the motherboard. I have no way of disconnecting the power to the m.2 slot. If I completely remove the drive, wait 30 seconds, and then reinsert it, the Secure Erase software will not recognize it.
I actually did try something similar by putting the m.2 into a USB enclosure. Unfortunately Secure Erase will then fail to see it as a Samsung Drive. And because the m.2 slot is soldered onto the motherboard, I have no way of getting to a power or data cable.