Time Capsule Erase - Slow Progress

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  1. james*b macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi
    I am wiping a 2tb 3rd Gen Time Capsule before selling it - I decided to do a 35 pass erase before I realised quite how long that would require - should it really take around 9 hours per pass!?
    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    From some googling on it, looks like a 35-pass erase should take about 2 weeks.
     
  3. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

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    I remember it taking several hours to do one pass on a 200 GB internal drive (5400 RPM).

    Anyway, something like this I recommend connecting to Ethernet for.
     
  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Won't help, the TC is doing the erasing on its own. The utility is just displaying the progress.

    35-pass erase is ridiculous. If your data is THAT sensitive, incinerate the drive.
     

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