Erasing Recycle Bin Hogs Hard Drive


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If I try to erase my recycle bin Eraser takes over 100% of my HDD read write capacity and slows my system to a standstill and does not complete the erasure even after some hours
If I restore the deleted files and erase them in their original folders they completely erase in minutes. During that erasing cycle Eraser takes a lot of the HDD access capacity (according to "Task Manager") but not 100% and not for long.
I like to erase everything I delete. That way, if ever I need to recover data after a HDD crash I will not, as happened once before, be cluttered by drivel that is years old.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what I may be doing wrong? Please do not flay me for not having back up. I do.
Windows 8.1 pro 64 Bit
Lots of drive space
8GB Ram
3.8GHz AMD A10-5800K