I finished the Dban now
After all i did both
First a Dod 7 Pass which took 24 hours
then a PRNG 10 round which took 30 hours
Mostly did the last one for testing purpose
to see how long it would take
I did not do a blanking after this since is already overkill
One thing, say i start Dban in PRNG stream 8 rounds
and after 4 rounds i see it take too much time
can i Quit resetting pc after 5 rounds and HD is still wiped
or is it not wiped as long 8 rounds is completed
if it gone so far as 4 passes and 10 hours as it has now
First Thanks for answerings my questions so far:
Things is in PRNG both Mersenne twister and ISAAC the max pass i can get is 1 pass , however i can change the rounds to as many i want
So is this correct can you not set the passes in PRNG only rounds?
And is 8 rounds and 1 pass = 1...
Ok i started the Dban
but it take forever
i expected about 10 or 12 hours but it says 16 hours and still climbing
i using PRGN mersenne twister Dod 5220.22m 7pass
the throughput is around 37594 KBs
when i ran dban on another laptop it took about 10 hours the same time
could it be...
My guess is the last one schneier take forever just like the gutmanns
so i probaly be best of with either a 7Pass dod or a 8pass ISAAC
say I start with 8 pass isaac an the remaining time looks like it be too long
can i then just Reboot Dban by force (reset) and start the 7 Pass dod
Whats the difference between the 8pass PRNG and the 7 Pass DOD?
Is 8Pass PRNG more secure?
(isnt 7 pass dod high security as well?)
what word command do i type in Dban to perform a 8 pass PRNG?
and what about ISAAC is it more secure than the 2 above
and what word command do i type in to...
I tried 1.0.6 and 1.0.7 both gives the non-fatal error
but then i tried the latest beta (2.29?) i got into interactive mode
and my drive showed up , so i guess is working ?
How safe is dod7 on the beta compared to 1.0.7
since is beta can it leave something unwiped and still say is wiped...
I got an email from Dban saying that for my Laptop the Pre-release of dban will work best whatever that version is ?
I will try both the pre-release version and the latest beta version
and i will also try Bcwipe:
Anyone having a...
I have a Toshiba P200-1EZ with Ati mobility radeon Hd2600, Fujitsu MHX2250BT hardrive running Vista
I want to Dban it to sell it
but i run into a problem when atempt to Dban (dod,Autonuke etc..)
get this message after 1 minutte :
"Dban finished with non-fatal errors"
Now for the...