Hard drive erase 7 pass

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ame8199, May 11, 2011.

  1. ame8199 macrumors 6502

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    So I have my old Mac doing a 7 pass on preparation for selling it, will it still run if the computer/screen is asleep? I've had it running since 7pm and now at 10:41pm it's in 2 out of 7 passes. Should I stop it and change some settings or will it continue to erase? Thanks
     
  2. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

    xxBURT0Nxx

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    leave it and let it finish, unless you don't want all 7 passes to complete :confused:
     
  3. ame8199 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I want it to finish, I'm just making sure it's not stopping when it goes sleep
     
  4. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    You should adjust the power settings to prevent it from sleeping. A 7 pass erase will take many hours though.
     

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