David Reynolds

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How Long Does It Take to Do a 7 Pass Erase With Disk Utility

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Since I couldn’t find any solid figures for how long it might take to run the 7 pass erase, I thought I’d feed Google with my findings in the hope that it might help someone else in future.

I ran the 7 pass erase on an 80GB Hard Disk and it took around 4.5-5 hours.

Hope that helps someone.