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#1 2013-10-18 15:05:28

Beliskner
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Registered: 2013-10-18
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Erasing data from SCSI device

Hi everyone,

I just had a quick question regarding installation. Last night when I started this up I had to leave it running over night so it could clear all data from the HDD. There wasn't much data on it to begin with but I was wondering if this is normal? Should it be taking this long?

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#2 2013-10-18 17:22:13

porkpiehat
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Registered: 2012-10-02
Posts: 1,007

Re: Erasing data from SCSI device

It depends on exactly what utility you used to erase the disk, and how large it is. Some utilities can take days to completely wipe large disks. It may not matter how much data is on the disk (some utilities wipe the entire disk, even if there is no data on parts of it).

Exactly what utility are you using, and how large is the disk?

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#3 2013-10-18 17:41:15

Beliskner
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Registered: 2013-10-18
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Re: Erasing data from SCSI device

I'm not sure what utility it is using.  Probably default since I did not elect anything specifically, it just proceeded to format the entire drive before installation.

The disk is a 700GB WD Black 2.5"

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