SHP-DS207+ wrote:For those of you with Acronis True Image 11 Home: ATI 11 comes with a function called Acronis Drive Cleanser that will wipe a drive using any of a variety of pre-defined algorithms (from hard core DoD spec to simple ones). You can even custom define the algorithym.
I chose "Fast" which is a one-pass algorithm that writes "0"s over everything. I was able to wipe each of my 1TB Seagates in a little over 2 hours each. I used an extenal esata box and hooked it up to my PC.
Wow! I have Acronis Suite of software as well. I have Hirens Boot CD as well www.hiren.tk
. It has a whole bunch of Tools for this kinda stuff including D Nuke.
Question: SHP - You were able to Zero Wipe 1 TB in 2 hours? Man thats fast. Anyone please tell me how much average time it took you for 1TB HDD or similar large ones and which programs you guys used?
macca wrote:Maybe for interest to anyone, I'm currently preparing 5 x Seagate 1TB HDDs (ST31000340AS) to put in my shiny new DS508. I'm using an external USB/SATA connector off my Windows XP Pro laptop, each drive is taking 15 hours...zzzzz.
If anyone has an alternative program I can use let me know, maybe I'm glad the 1.5TB drives aren't yet available!
Which program were you using at the time? I'd like to do the same. 15 hours is long. Did you find a better / faster alternative?
tpg0007 wrote:I used Western Digital's free diagnostics program to write zero (though only once) my drives. It actually works on other than WD brand drives, and will read SMART info across USB. 750G drive took about 6 hours.
I have this one as well on that Hiren Boot CD. Wow! 750G in 6 hours. I'd say thats relatively fast? Or Slow?
Is this the recommended way to do it now? I have 2 x 1 TB disks. One I have installed into Disk 1 slot in CS407. Its ready with the latest NAS Firmware. Should I do the second one externally with some tool and then punch it into the CS407? Then can I take the first one out do that one? That way FIRMWARE would still be there on the second one? Or is firmware only typically installed on ONE HDD out of the array?
What do you suggest?