The ideal way to completely erase a SSD
would be to directly connect to it (not USB), then use a low-level utility, like "hdparm", to issue a ATA "Security Erase" command.
If you can't directly connect to the drive, or it doesn't support the erasure command, then in any non-Windows OS, you can use a terminal command like the following to mostly* fill the drive with zeroes: "sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/xxx" (/dev/xxx will have to be set to the device that represents the SSD
But if the drive "seized" up, software erasure may be impossible.
* I say mostly because SSD
controllers shuffle data around into inaccessible areas. A naive wipe will leave data in the inaccessible areas. But a serious effort could render the inaccessible data accessible.