Does Erase zero out the free space?



Security is not important to me, but I wanted to know whether Erase can be used to zero out the free space in my hard disk (partition).

This is because I am taking an image of the partition with Linux, and I noted the resulting image file was a lot larger than normal. If I had zeros in the free space, it would compress OK.

Nick Bishop
Yes, Eraser can be used to zero out the free space. You just need to create a new overwriting method in "Erasing preferences", containing only one pass of zeroes. Instructions can be found from the help file.