Rounds and passes

Stabil

New Member
Perhaps a stupid question but..
Whats the difference between rounds and passes??

My guess would be a round = 1 total HDD whipe sequence. And if then you complete 1 round it means the HDD has been completely overwritten 1 time if 1 pass was set.

Is this example correct?:
For example you will do a prng sweep with 7 rounds, 1 pass. When you have processed 3 of the 7 rounds the harddrive woul now have been completely overwritten 3 times? Aka the passes only notes who may times each block is overwritten each round?

That is what i have come to guess, but because of this i got another headscracher. For example with dban if i run 3 rounds prng, 1 pass at approx 55% done i enter round 3. Shouldnt this occour att 66%?


Any clarification is appreciated..
 

dajhorn

Member
Is this example correct?
Yes.

That is what i have come to guess, but because of this i got another headscracher. For example with dban if i run 3 rounds prng, 1 pass at approx 55% done i enter round 3. Shouldnt this occour att 66%?
The blanking and verification rounds are part of the percentage.
 
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