ATA Security Erase for Embedded Flash Storage
ATA Security Erase is a standard ATA command to erase all user data on the device.
ATA Security Erase is part of the ATA Security Feature Set. This feature set has been part of ATA specifications since ATA version 3. ATA Security Feature Set is optional, therefore, not all devices will support it. Host can determine if device supports it by reading the Identify Drive data.
ATA Security Erase gives the user a way to quickly erase all user data on the device without the need for special erase commands or issuing multiple write commands to overwrite the drive with ones.