04-26-2016 07:15 AM
I have an X1 Carbon, CT01WW. In the bios I set a password for the SSD. I have forgotten the password, but I can still access the laptop with a fingerprint scan. I would like to reset the password.
I had a moderator tell me the Drive Erase utitlity would not reset the password, I will just have to remember it. But this install notes for the Drive Erase Utility state that a drive password is reset.
Will this utility reset the drive password in the bios?
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04-26-2016 07:55 AM
The utility will attempt to set a temporary password to execute the command. With a password already in place, it won't be able to continue. You'll need to know the current password and remove it to invoke the ATA Secure Erase command.
Having a password on your SSD protects it both from data loss via theft and inadvertent erasure. It's an industry-standard feature, for better or worse.