Heat and fans go nuts when securely deleting items from recycling bin

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  1. Alexjones macrumors 6502

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    The fan and heat level on my 2011 lion MBP goes nuts when securely emptying recycling bin. Is this normal?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, because secure deleting is CPU intensive.
     
  3. Alexjones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I feel much better . I would hate to be stuck with a $3,000 George Forman grill
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You wouldn't be stuck with it, because you could always take the necessary steps to remove it from your possession.

    Also, heat is one of the most oft-discussed topics by those new to the MBP. It would be worth your (and our) time for you to educate yourself about how hot they will get when doing these types of things so you don't ask about the heat/fans during WoW/Flash/HD Movies/ripping a DVD/etc.
     
  5. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Not necessarily. I use

    Code:
    srm -szv <path-to-file>
    to delete a file (you should close it, before you do that)

    and

    Code:
    srm -rszv <path-to-folder>
    to delete an entire folder.

    If you have problems with the commands, then use sudo and the "f" switch:

    Code:
    sudo srm -fszv <path-to-file>
    or
    sudo srm -frszv <path-to-folder>
    srm in this configuration overwrites the file data fork, resource fork and file system metadata with:
    - 1 pass of random data
    - 1 pass of zeroes
    and deletes the file afterwards from the file system.

    Probably the fastest way to delete files on your Mac/UNIX workstation securely.
     
  6. Alexjones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks. Its only a couple of days old. I will continue to monitor it. BTW, Im running Lion pre installed
     
  7. Dooger macrumors 6502

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    Ah, good old sanctimony. Have you tried using Mroogle recently? Good luck.
     
  8. Alexjones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. It was just emptying the recycling bin securely that was the issue. Its working good now. CPU temp is in the 40 range
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Who said anything about Mroogle? Google works just fine.
     

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