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I have Dariks Boot and Nuke, and Kill Disk. I have heard the Dariks is the best but what about kill Disk? How fast can they Zero out a HD and are there any other apps that are better? Thanks
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Zeroing out a HD is limited to the raw speed at which the hard drive can write. Due to the fact that zeroing a hard drive is not a particularly difficult task (computationally speaking) it's a safe bet that no program out there is noticeably better than any other.
    
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i use eraser, but it takes a while even on 1 pass

http://eraser.heidi.ie/index.php
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Originally Posted by Klue22;12183716 
Zeroing out a HD is limited to the raw speed at which the hard drive can write. Due to the fact that zeroing a hard drive is not a particularly difficult task (computationally speaking) it's a safe bet that no program out there is noticeably better than any other.

Okay, I can relate to that answer, good response
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i use eraser, but it takes a while even on 1 pass

http://eraser.heidi.ie/index.php

Hmm...Never heard of it thanks for the info. I realize now that it depends on the actual HD speed but approximately how long would one pass take?
Edited by Voltage_Drop - 1/28/11 at 11:06pm
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i did a 120 GB recently, took about 2-3hrs, but it was slow drive, so probably half the time on a fast drive.
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Originally Posted by spice003;12183863 
i did a 120 GB recently, took about 2-3hrs, but it was slow drive, so probably half the time on a fast drive.

Not as bad as I thought. I should be good if I run it overnight and hopefully i should have my HD done in the morning. Thanks for the input.
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Download Killdisk Suite (Free)v5.2

Will definitely check it out. Thanks!
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