Parted Magic - Secure Erase Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Storage Last response: September 2, 2010 6:22 PM in Storage Share Anonymous a b G Storage September 1, 2010 10:40:06 PM Hello, Does anyone have any experience in using parted magic to perform an enhanced secure erase? I have initiated an enhanced secure erase on my WD 640GB hard drive, parted magic informed me that the process should take 30-180 minutes. However how can I tell how far along the process is, or even when it has completed? Thanks More about : parted magic secure erase foscooter a c 99 G Storage September 2, 2010 6:22:21 PM Sorry I can't help you, but I thought I'd chime in about something similar. I have used DBaN in the past, and once secure erased a 500GB HDD, on a SATA I port, it took over 9 hours to erase it, they way DBaN does it (3-7 passes). So 30-180 minutes ain't to bad. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Unable to create system partition, after Secure Erase with Parted Magic Forum Parted Magic Secure Erase help? Lower SSD Speed Forum Parted Magic Secure erase running for 4 hours? Forum Parted Magic Secure erase running for 3 hours? Forum SolvedFrozen Samsung 840 Pro (Parted Magic won't detect) Forum 4TB hdd appears in parted magic and has GPT still doesn't appear in windows management Forum SolvedSecure Erase Crucial-M500 Forum SolvedMy laptop died during a secure erase and now I have no free disk space. Forum Solvedsecure erase 840 pro Forum SolvedSSD - Secure Erase or Quick Format Forum SolvedSecure Erase SSD Forum Solvedsecure erase SSD Forum SolvedDBAN + SECURE ERASE AGILITY 3 Forum SolvedUnable to secure erase - Crucial M4 SSD Forum SSD won't reformat after Secure Erase Forum SolvedAre "clean all" and Secure Erase the same? Forum I want to secure-erase my SSD that is currently has my operating system on it. Is that possible? Forum SolvedSecure Erase vs Format Forum Secure erase samsung 840 pro 128gb Forum Can I use Secure Erase on my external usb hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !