The Solid State Drive (SSD) may hang while executing Secure Erase. Because the BIOS must issue a temporary random password prior to issuing the Secure Erase command, if the system does hang during this process, the drive will be unusable after power-cycling the system.
Any of the following ThinkPad systems with a supported SSD:
- T400, T400s, T410, T410i, T410s
- T500, T510, T510i
- W500, W510, W700, W700ds, W701, W701ds
- X200, X200s, X200 Tablet, X201, X201s, X201 Tablet, X300, X301
None at this time. As a work around, set a known User Password on the drive prior to starting the Secure Erase. If the Secure Erase hangs, power-cycle the system. Unlock the drive using the known password and retry the Secure Erase function.