quick erase not quick but erasing


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Is this normal for a 266 P2 192 RAM machine with 6 GB and 5400rpm:

CPU Usage=199%
Coming on 18 hours blanking
Method =Quick Erase
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And the 77000 B/s left is being blanked at 1 second per B.

Kinda long, you think?

Need some guidance again...


That is indeed too slow. One of my test computers is a 486 with an 8 gig disk that can do a full wipe in a few hours.

Try dban-1.0.2 and send the log file to dajhorn-dban@vanadac.com if you still have problems.