dammit.. I dont need it but I got one anyway.
What are you guys using this for?
I think you can use Crap Cleaner, but I can't remember now (and I"m off to bed). I know it took me a day or so to run the test with whatever s/w I used.Just ordered 2 of these, whats the best way to test them before I remove them from the enclosures? What do you guys do with the enclosures?
Why 3 passes? I just downloaded this tool and it says it will take a day an 1/2 to execute this on the 8tb drive.I did an advanced (3-pass) overwrite with ccleaner (tools -> drive wiper) then ran a check with stablebit scanner
Why 3 passes? I just downloaded this tool and it says it will take a day an 1/2 to execute this on the 8tb drive.
edit: Started wiping the other drive too, but it says it will only take 12 hours.
Why is one drive so much slower than the other one?
I swapped USB ports and same results.... Is one of the drives bad?
I dunno. I just figured more writes over every sector will have a better chance at finding bad sectors.
I can't recall how long it took on mine, but I want to say around 24hrs.
Did you select entire drive on both disks? or free space only on either of them?
Not sure what else would cause that much difference in time; other than USB2 vs USB3.
Maybe try activekilldisk or a diff program. These drives take about 18 hours to wipe and 2 of them shouldn't saturate the bus on your mobo.I just edited my post above,, Maybe my USB3 buss is just saturated? But then why was it going so much faster a moment ago?