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Old 07-15-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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I will be running DBAN from a bootable CD/DVD to help a friend clean up their 80GB hard drive. About how much time can I expect it to take doing the Quick Erase?
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:19 PM
 
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I will be running DBAN from a bootable CD/DVD to help a friend clean up their 80GB hard drive. About how much time can I expect it to take doing the Quick Erase?
According to the info on this page, the guy was using a much older system than yours (I imagine) but he was using a 40GB drive. His 3-pass DOD method took 69 minutes:
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For my test, I chose the DoD Short method. DBAN made three passes on my hard drive in an hour and nine minutes.
So, let's say Quick Erase method is 3x faster than DOD 3-pass method since it is a single pass but you have a twice as large HD and presumably a faster CPU system.
69 minutes divided by 3 times 2 = 23 x 2 = 46 minutes. If your CPU/system is faster, that could mean 5-10 minutes shorter time = 35 minutes (give or take 5).

Of course I could be totally wrong which, time-to-time, does happen in this dimension!

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Old 07-15-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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For anyone that owns Ccleaner: it will do a clean every time you run it if you want. This is how mine is set.

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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For anyone that owns Ccleaner: it will do a clean every time you run it if you want. This is how mine is set.
Tek, I think they want to do the entire drive from a bootable media so this probably would not work unless they connect the target drive to another system.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:26 PM
 
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According to the info on this page, the guy was using a much older system than yours (I imagine) but he was using a 40GB drive. His 3-pass DOD method took 69 minutes:
So, let's say Quick Erase method is 3x faster than DOD 3-pass method since it is a single pass but you have a twice as large HD and presumably a faster CPU system.
69 minutes divided by 3 times 2 = 23 x 2 = 46 minutes. If your CPU/system is faster, that could mean 5-10 minutes shorter time = 35 minutes (give or take 5).

Of course I could be totally wrong which, time-to-time, does happen in this dimension!
Sounds good to me.................... thanks!
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:43 PM
 
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For anyone that owns Ccleaner: it will do a clean every time you run it if you want. This is how mine is set.
Yes,this is going to be done from a bootable disk that I'm taking over. If I could create a bootable Ccleaner disk, I would do it. But I don't think that can be done, right?

I've been a Ccleaner user for a long time now, but have never used the Drive Wiper.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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The only way Ccleaner would do an entire disk is to add the disk in a system where Ccleaner is on drive C:.
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