Balena Etcher to flash SSD (one that is labeled as system drive, not my primary drive)


I have 3 ssd’s connected via sata. I do not have a usb to ssd adapter. I wish to flash an img to my new ssd, but the warning shows that it may erase my ‘computer’s drives’.

I am fairly certain it will only erase the drive I have chosen to flash, but wanted to be certain that it will not mess with my other drives.

Please see attached images.


Here is the first showing my drives, and my selection of the new ssd.


Looks right! Since its not connected over USB, its thinking its flashing a system drive - which is true. You wont see this check if you tried to flash a regular USB HDD/SSD