Can I disconnect Mac while Time Capsule is 7-Pass Erasing?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jason.siegel, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. jason.siegel macrumors 6502

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    My Time Capsule is currently erasing via a 7-pass zero-out. It's expected to take 24 hours. Can I take my Air out without interrupting this process, or must my Mac be on and connected to the TC during this entire process?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Why are you doing a 7 pass erase? 1 pass is more than enough to wipe the information.
     
  3. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    If you are doing it via disk utility or some other program, then you can't disconnect it.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I think a 7 pass wipe is excessive for the TC and since you're doing it via the airport utility, I'd not disconnect it. What I would do is cancel the operation and start over with a simple erasure.
     

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