Does additional RAM make DBAN run any faster?

Robbie

Member
I have recently upgraded the RAM in my computer, tripling the amount of RAM I previously had.

I'm going to do a disk wipe and fresh reinstall of Windows in the next month or so and was wondering whether additional RAM would make DBAN run any faster? Or is that more down to the type of processor the computer has?

There's not a problem with the running time of DBAN, a 8 pass PRNG with verification on the last wipe only takes about 6 or so hours, but I was wondering if extra RAM may speed this up?
 

sir fer

New Member
i tried dban with 256MB, 512MB and 784MB in my comp and it made no noticable difference
 

Robbie

Member
thanks sir fer, I had a feeling it may make no difference.

I'm doing the wipe and reinstall next weekend, so I'll find out for myself whether this is the case for my computer!
 
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