Secure Erase progress bar

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nelly22, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. nelly22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2009
    I try to securely erase big hard drive and Disk Utility in Tiger says

    Secure Erase. Pass 1 of 7. Estimated time 123 hours

    Is this progress bar only for erase 1/7 or for all 7 passes (1-7/7)?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    The progress bar is just there to make users happy. It's use for judging progress is quite limited.

    Erasing a large hard drive with 7-pass could take a very long time.

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