I have an HP EliteBook with a Sandisk X400 M.2 SSD. The SSD is protected with DriveLock and I need to know whether it’s possible to format/wipe the SSD completely allowing for a fresh install of the computer?
My understanding is that DriveLock is a hardwarebased encryption and I think the protection will follow the SSD if I for instance put it in another computer. What I don’t know is if it’s possible to boot with a boot-cd from a usb and use some kind of tools to wipe the SSD completely? I also read something about using a PSID (Physical Security ID) from the SSD and use it for a “PSID Revert” function (“In the event you lose your password, you can use this PSID to initiate a process which will cryptographically erase the drive, and then reset it to factory settings. This allows you to re-use the drive.”).
Could someone please enlighte me?