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Registered: ‎09-15-2016
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Samsung SSD "Locked"

Machine: X220

Type: 4287-43U

Drive: Samsung 2.5" 128GB SSD

Model: MZ-7PC1280/0L1


This drive came with the X220.  I wanted to wipe the drive, so I found Parted Magic.  I am using Parted Magic version 2012_10_10.  I performed the "Internal: Secure Erase command writes zeroes to entire data area."  Once the drive was wiped, I then proceeded to install Windows 7 back onto the laptop.  Couldn't though.  I get a lock icon when booting up, and it wants a password to be entered.  I searched and searched the web.  Some users had to send in the drive to Lenovo so it can be unlocked.  Are there any utilites out there besides the Samsung Magician software?  I've already tried that, and the drive is incompatible with that software.  Painful, as I have three more x220/x230 machines to do a hard drive wipe on.

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