Question Gutman wipe days it’s going to take 90 hours.

Brandude

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I have a 2tb seagate hard drive and I am running a gutman wipe. I’ve only used a few hundred gbs of the 2tb drive but when I am running a gutman wipe through dban it is saying that it is going to take 92 hours. The time keeps changing by a few hours. Is it really going to take this long?
 

Brandude

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Reinstalling windows. In videos I watched it says if you have a few hours time and you want a thorough cleaning that you should go with the gutman wipe. So will it really take this long?
 

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Reinstalling windows. In videos I watched it says if you have a few hours time and you want a thorough cleaning that you should go with the gutman wipe. So will it really take this long?
Yes, a gutman would take that long.

For a simple reinstall of the OS? There is ZERO need to do that.

Just delete all the existing partitions, and proceed on with a blank drive.
Seriously.
 

Brandude

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Yes, a gutman would take that long.

For a simple reinstall of the OS? There is ZERO need to do that.

Just delete all the existing partitions, and proceed on with a blank drive.
Seriously.
I originally thought I had a virus and that’s why I tried doing this. Is there a way to stop it and do a wipe on dban that takes less time
 

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