Completely erase my old drive before donating it

I have an old Samsung EVO 830 SSD. I’ve replaced it with a 860. Much faster.

I’m donating the old drive but I would like to fully erase and overwrite the old SSD so that all my info is completely deleted.

I have access to it using a USB type 3 external SSD plugin case.

How can I erase this SSD completely? Any tools or scripts specifically made for this?

If your using Linux there are a billion “file shredding” apps, Just Google wipe hard drive in

Thanks, I’ll give Shredos a go.


The goto app for me has always been nuke:

Data Removal: Darik’s Boot and Nuke - DBAN

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Thanks for sharing. Have never come across this one. Will add it to our wiki.