At the very beginning I have to say, I am complete noob regarding linux. Linux is blackbox for me. I am only selfeducated. I work on\with Windows mostly. Now to my problem.

Recently I came to Sandisk SSD 128GB, coming from ASUS ZenBook UX31 laptop, with unknown conditions. I purchased a simple adapter to SATA, since the SSD has ASUS proprietary 6+12 pin connector. The SSD seems to be in good condition, BUT!!! It has some 8 partitions (EFI, system, recovery, atc.) and I am not to get rid of them since its locked somehow and my windows tools were not able to remove it. FDISK, SDISK, DISKPART, any other partition tools...no go. I dont care about the data on the SSD, I want to completely wipe the SSD and use it as a laptop internal drive. Can you help me, please? Ask me anything you need to know to help me. Thank you in advance!

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    Please post a screenshot from Gparted. – dadexix86 Apr 28 '18 at 9:25
  • Hallo, at the moment I am actually trying to wipe the ssd with "pmagic_2018_03_27" bootable USB. I used the Erase Disk tool to write zeros to the entire capacity and btw., its 256 GB, not 128GB. It says it will take some 5 hours. Its 16:30 here in Prague now. I want to let it run thill the very end to se the results. – Jiří Šmidák Apr 28 '18 at 14:32
  • Before the current procedure I have already tried the Gparted tool that is also present on the USB. I tried to delete partitions but when I applied the changes, it ended up with some I/O error. – Jiří Šmidák Apr 28 '18 at 14:42
  • Generally said, I am conviced that the SSD is OK and healthy and is worth to try. Only its partitions are somehow locked by ASUS to prevent a user from scewing up the bootability and F11 - windows self repair/recovery ability etc. HDD Sentinel that I used to read S.M.A.R.T. data said the SSD is 100% and performing well. How do I post a picture to my comments? I will be back in couple of hours. THANKS, dadexix86!! – Jiří Šmidák Apr 28 '18 at 14:43
  • I made couple of pictures but I still dont know how to post them. Any advice? Or is it that since I am new here, I am not allowed to post pictures/attachments? – Jiří Šmidák Apr 29 '18 at 9:26

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