Secure Erase progress bar

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

  1. nelly22 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    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

    miles01110

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    #2
    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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