interrupting a 7 pass erase

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pixelatedprose, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. pixelatedprose macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2007

    I began a 7 pass erase on my ibook last night, but it is of course going slow as molasses and I am reading that just a 'zero out' pass will do fine.

    Is there any way to stop the 7 pass and do the other?

    Or do I just have to wait it out?

    Any advice would be appreciated!

  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    well it's slow because you are writing 7 times the number of GB in the drive. You could remove all power, should be fine then a normal partition, cause this thing has already written 0's a couple of times.

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