12 hours for autonuke?!?

  • William Feely
    William Feely
    2014-01-04

    That amount of time is normal for a drive your size. Autonuke uses the DoD Short algorithm, which overwrites the entire contents of the hard drive, then it verifies erasure.The amount of space used has no effect on the time it takes for DBAN to work because it erases all user-addressable sectors regardless of their content.