How to Perform WD SSD Secure Erase Easily on Windows 10/11

Many users want to know how to do a WD SSD secure erase. This article will provide you a reliable solution to protect your data privacy. It also provides a way to easily create backups to protect the important files on your SSD.


By Yuka Updated on November 29, 2022

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Need to Secure Erase SSD on Windows 10

“Hi everyone, I have a WD Blue SSD on my computer and I don't want to use it anymore and I'm going to resell it to someone else. I want to know how to perform a WD Blue SSD secure erase”

WD SSD Secure Erase

For different reasons, you may want to perform a WD SSD Secure Erase. For example, you want to sell/give away your old PC, or the drive inside. You need to securely erase your SSD or hard drive so that the next person can't access your files. Your drive may have sensitive files on it that contain everything from passwords to photos to financial information that a nefarious person could use to steal your identity.

How to Secure Erase SSD on Windows 10

If you simply delete the files on your hard drive, this does not make it disappear completely. The operating system will simply delete the pointers to each deleted file, leaving all the bits in place until the drive needs that space to store new data and overwrite it. But this can take years, or, if you have a lot of free space, it will never happen.

As a result, many users want to find a reliable way to erase data from their hard drives before discarding or transferring their computers or hard drives. In this article, we will use Western Digital as an example to teach you how to perform a WD Blue SSD secure erase.

Steps to Secure Erase WD SSD via Powerful Software

To facilitate you to erase all the data on your hard disk quickly and safely, it is recommended that you seek the help of third-party software. AOMEI Backupper is erasing software designed for all Windows PCs, including Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. It has the following special features:

💥 It helps you to erase selected partitions or unallocated space to free up space, and the erased data will not be recoverable.
💥 It supports wiping USB drives, hard drives, and SD cards. All brands of disks are supported, including Western Digital, Samsung, and SanDisk, etc.
💥 You can enjoy multiple secure wiping methods such as DoD 52220.22-M (with 7 passes) or Gutmann (with 35 passes).
💥 In addition to the erase function, it also provides you with backup, restore, clone, sync, etc. You can backup important files before erasing WD SSD.

Here, I will show how to perform WD SSD secure erase by AOMEI Backupper. Download this software ahead of time and launch it. Deleted data is not recoverable, you can backup your files first to protect the important data you don't want to lose.

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  1. Make sure that the WD SSD you want to erase is connected to your computer and can be detected.
  2. Launch AOMEI Backupper on your computer. Click "Tools" on the left panel and select "Disk Wipe" on the right side.

Disk Wipe

  1. Then you will be asked to select the type of erase you want. If you want to erase everything from your Western Digital SSD, select "Wipe Disk" to delete all partitions and erase all sectors on the disk.

Choose Wipe Disk

  1. Select the hard drive you want to wipe data and click Next to continue.

Choose Disk

  1. On the Wiping Method page, choose Fill sectors with Zero. Then click Start to begin the zero filling process.

Start Wipe

  1. You will then be taken to the erase process page. If you want to stop the process, you can click Cancel in the right corner. When the operation is complete, click Finish.


◉ If you want to erase the current system disk or the C drive where Windows is installed, the software will reboot to WinPE to perform the operation. You will not be able to enter the system after completion.
◉ This function does not support wiping dynamic disks.


This article provides you with detailed instructions on how to perform a WD SSD secure erase, so if you need to, just follow the steps directly. This reliable software will ensure that the erased data will not be recovered.

You can also use this software to migrate data or systems on WD SSDs. If you are migrating a system, it is guaranteed that you will be able to boot successfully from the cloned disk and you will not encounter any problems.

Yuka · Editor
Yuka, our dedicated editor at AOMEI Technology, is committed to bringing you valuable insights and guidance in data protection. Her mission is to empower everyone with her knowledge in computer backup and recovery, disk cloning, file synchronization, and more. Yuka's goal is to do her best to make complex tech tasks simple and ensure that your digital world remains safe and secure.