how to secure erase ssd via usb?

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    I've an ssd that I want to delete all the info and sell it. samsung magician doesn't work on it via usb. how do I do it?
     
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    Boot up Win 10 PE and erase the SSD using diskpart.
     
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    that doesn't secure erase.
     
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    True that.
     
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    You could try format it (without checking box quick format). All traditional ways of clean erase by army standards etc tend to write too much for SSDs. I had one idiot on eBay to sell me so-called "practically new" SSD "with less that one day use" after performing such procedure. That imbecile succeed in 13% wear level for only 15 power-on hours.

    So please, find eSATA to SATA cable or if you have a Desktop at home just connect SSD to it via sata or simply only format it in Windows with unchecked fast format box and that's it.
    As soon as somebody connects it to SATA and boots Windows 7 and above built-in TRIM function will clear everything if there was something left anyways.
     
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    so unsafe just to format in windows. can't believe there isn't a better way to secure erase via usb... do I really have to have all the hassle of disassembling a pc just to connect it via sata and actually secure erase it?!?!
     
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    It was freeware in the past and now it's an annual subscription because every year they release a new version and you have to pay to have the latest. Screw that! I'm not subscribing to a utility I'd like use one in a year if ever!
     
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