How long to zero a HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by imacfreak, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. imacfreak macrumors member

    imacfreak

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    I need to completely erase and zero out two HDs. One is 160GB, one is 80GB. How long does this typically take?
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    depends on HD RPM, and CPU.

    I'd say G5 and Intels can easily do the 80 in 1-3 hr.
     
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