čtvrtek 3. srpna 2017

How to erase Thinkpad's SSD

As SSD can't be reliably erased using ordinary commands like rm nor shred, Lenovo provides a special Drive Erase Utility which is able to erase drive using USB stick.
  1. Create VFAT partition on a USB Drive
  2. On USB create a directory EFI with BOOT subdirectory
  3. Download ZIP file with Drive Erase Utility
  4. Extract ZIP file and place .EFI file into BOOT directory
  5. Check the computer boots from "UEFI first" (combined mode with "Legacy first" mode may not work)
  6. Place the USB into port, boot and follow on-screen instructions
Read more about FDE - Full Disk Encryption.