Hard drive erase 7 pass

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

  1. ame8199 macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2011
    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


    Jul 9, 2009
    leave it and let it finish, unless you don't want all 7 passes to complete :confused:
  3. ame8199 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2011
    I want it to finish, I'm just making sure it's not stopping when it goes sleep
  4. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    You should adjust the power settings to prevent it from sleeping. A 7 pass erase will take many hours though.

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