I just received a 2020 model of the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD drive, and enabled the security bundled with the drive. I’ve since decided that I don’t want to encrypt the drive, and so I tried to remove the encryption by formatting the main partition. Unfortunately, that didn’t remove the security, but did wipe out the copy of the security software. I realized there was an uninstaller bundled with the software, but no longer have it on my system, and am therefore unable to remove the encryption on the drive.
For clarity, the software is the “SanDisk Security” app that comes bundled with the newer drives from 2020; the older “Secure Access” software is different. I had a lengthy chat with SanDisk support, and was told that the software isn’t currently available for download, nor can they send me a copy; I’ll need to return the drive, instead. If anyone has access to this software, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!