I appreciate all the responses.
I still have the driver locked and I still can't format. When I put the hard drive into my Thinkpad x220 it requires me to put a password before the computer boots so I connected the hard drive via a sata drive dock to connect the hard drive via USB to another computer. When I look into disk management, the driver is there but I can't perform any actions to it, I'm assuming its because its locked. I did some googling and I found this "ThinkPad Drive Erase Utility for Resetting the Cryptographic Key and Erasing the Solid State Drive" and I read it and apparently it should delete the password that locks the hard drive but I have a hard time following the steps.
Any help, suggestions, or thoughts is very much appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
1. Prepare the DOS bootable USB memory.
2. Unzip .ZIP file and extract DrvErase.exe file.
3. Copy the DrvErase.exe to the USB memory.
4. Attach the USB memory to the ThinkPad computer.
5. Confirm the USB memory being a bootable device in BIOS Setup/Boot menu.
6. Turn off the computer then turn it on.
7. Refer to the "DrvErase.exe - command line option list" section below to run
DrvErase.exe. Then go to step 8 below.
DrvErase.exe - command line option list
Example: DrvErase /D:1 /M:2 /S
/D:n Specify the target drive
1: Internal harad drive bay, 2: Ultrabay, 3: MSATA connection
/M:n Specify the erase mode
1 - Normal erase (for SSD only)
2 - Resetting Cryptographic Key
/S Suppress confirmation
/E Exit without restart
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