Eraser 6 kills computer performance

mikeeraserusr

New Member
I changed to Eraser 6 from Eraser 5 because Eraser 5's windows integration did not work very will with Windows 7. But I am not liking Eraser 6. Whenever I erase something, especially if it is a large file, Eraser seems to totally take over all my CPU and my system grinds to a halt. I find myself keeping a list of things I want to erase and then erasing them when I know I am going to be away from my computer for a while because while Eraser is running it grinds my computer to a halt. I hope a future release will have the option to change this so it doesn't kill system performance. BTW, Eraser 5, didn't see to have these problems. With Eraser 5 I could start erasing something and continue using my computer with no apparent performance problems caused by Eraser.
 

DavidHB

Active Member
This is curious, because my experience has been exactly the opposite; generally, Eraser 5 hogged my machines more than Eraser 6 does now.

Are you using the default erasing method (Gutmann, 35 pass) for erasing? Current thinking is that, on modern drives, files are effectively non-recoverable even with a single pass. I use a 3 pass method to be on the safe side.

David
 
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