Can a Chromebook wipe clean SSD?

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  1. Drew1

    Drew1 Notebook Deity

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    I like to know... could i just connect my 2.5 inch enclosure and 2.5 inch ssd into a chromebook and quick format it that way?


    I have an issue formatting my old 2.5 inch samsung ssd in my windows 10 laptop because the ssd in my laptop is the cloned ssd so it recognizes it as same drive.



    Now if i connect it to my chromebook... that is a much easier way right? Because I many times connected my 2.5 enclosure with a 2.5 inch 5400 rpm hdd... and when connected... I notice you can right click it and possibly format it. So its safer that way?



    The other thing is this. If your chromebook has malware though... such as you downloaded things that could have malware... you connecting the 2.5 inch old samsung ssd into it... just to wipe it clean would not be at risk right? Thus if the chromebook has malware, it cant read anything or do something to to the 2.5 inch old samsung ssd? I have programs like keepass and other things there that I want to permanently delete... though its already coped to my current 1tb samsung ssd in my current laptop.



    Can someone tell me the best way to do what I want to do here? I had thought it was as simple as connect the old 2.5 inch samsung ssd into the 2.5 inch enclosure... connect it to my dell xps laptop, then right click it and quick format... but it doesn't recognize it because its the same cloned drive...



    So putting the old 2.5 inch samsung ssd with enclosure connected to another computer... hence the chromebook would make this simple?
     
  2. Ed. Yang

    Ed. Yang Notebook Evangelist

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    If u hv a live CD/USB of any Linux distribution, u may use those to run ur old SSD which u had cloned over to the one that's currently installed into ur system and proceed to recover files or formatting.
     
  3. Drew1

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    Im not sure about that... but I just want to wipe my old ssd clean. So I can or cannot do this with my chromebook?
     
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