[v5, v6] Why does it take so long to overwrite free space?

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Re: [v5, v6] Why does it take so long to overwrite free spac

Postby mrmagic » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:28 pm

would deleting some of the files in the pseudonamed folder help?
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Re: [v5, v6] Why does it take so long to overwrite free spac

Postby DavidHB » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:05 pm

mrmagic wrote:would deleting some of the files in the pseudonamed folder help?

No, because, even if it could be done while Eraser was running (I haven't tried), that would free up space that would have to be overwritten all over again.

Was the 15GB you mentioned the figure when Eraser was running? If it was, how much free space do you normally have?

I would cancel the erase, do a drive check, and then try again as my first attempt at a fix.

David

PS. If you need to continue this discussion much further, I may split the thread, and move your query to the main support forum, as your problem is not really about the time it generally takes to complete a free space erase.
I am not an Eraser programmer, but a long-time user; my views may not be the same as those of the Eraser programming team.
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