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 Can't boot from Parted Magic USB 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 SolvedSSD won't reformat after Secure Erase 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 can't secure erase ssd or isn't all windows 8.1 Forum Solvedsecure erase SSD Forum SolvedDBAN + SECURE ERASE AGILITY 3 Forum SolvedUnable to secure erase - Crucial M4 SSD Forum SolvedAre "clean all" and Secure Erase the same? Forum SolvedSecure Erase vs Format Forum I want to secure-erase my SSD that is currently has my operating system on it. Is that possible? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !