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Anonymous

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Hi. Is it mandatory to use seeds when using the PRNG Stream method with DBAN? I get very good performance with this method when using no seeds; it takes about an hour to do 4 rounds with a 40Gb hard drive using DMA transfers. According to DBAN menu, 8 rounds means high security level. Is this really correct?
 

dajhorn

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Is it mandatory to use seeds when using the PRNG Stream method with DBAN?
No.

I get very good performance with this method when using no seeds;
Seeds to do not affect I/O throughput. Seeds affect the pseudo-random patterns that are written to the media.
 
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