I'm trying to RMA my 2 Samsung F1 1TB HDDs, and before I do that, I'm trying to secure erase the drives following instructions from here
. The 1st one worked without any issues. The 2nd one stopped prematurely without any error message, and then subsequently cannot be detected by Linux fdisk. I tried rebooting and it now hangs at SATA detection at the POST screen. Once I remove the drive then it boots up properly. I've tried different SATA ports - same result.
Does anyone know why this is the case? Has the drive been somehow locked?