Improperly formatted HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DMGtarball, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. DMGtarball macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks,

    If a user begins a 35-pass HD wipe, makes it to around 15 passes, and then clicks 'skip', does that negate the effect of the erase?

    Thanks for any answers.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Not necessarily, but generally speaking, I'd say it's a bad idea to interrupt an erase, partition or format in progress.
     
  3. DMGtarball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Bad idea as in, the HD might be damaged now, or the HD might not be properly wiped?

    Cheers
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I would reformat it, to make sure it's ok.
     

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