From the DBAN FAQ:
"Q: Why is DBAN slow?
A: DBAN does not yet have a good driver for your motherboard chipset. Wait for the next release or provide a hardware sample.
Computers based on the Intel 945 chipset, like most Core 2 Duo laptops, are known to be slow."
DBAN does not seem to support my Intel DG33BU mATX board, nor the SIL3112a SATA card I have in another machine (it crashes in both scenarios). I can change the Intel board to support SATA as a legacy IDE device, and DBAN does not crash, but then performance goes down the tubes and takes 36 hours for each 500GB maxtor drive I want for my CS406e. The native DOS SEATOOLS for Seagate and Maxtor drive support also crashed with both of my SATA controllers.
Basically, this whole problem would go away if the CS hardware could properly stress test the drive in it's software. I have wiped all the drive using Roadkils drive wipe software, but I do not know if this detect and remaps bad sectors or not.
I don't expect you to support these 3rd party softwares, but I can't be the only customer with similar issues. I think the main problem is most customers are not aware of the faulty sectors until they lose data. I had one drive crash, and another fail to mount in a 3 drive array last week. I recovered the data, but now I need to make sure this does not happen again. What's the point in having Raid 5 if bad sectors still cause problems. I need a simple way to test the drive so it can map the bad sectors without dealing with 3rd party harware and software compatibility issues.
Is R&D at least contemplating putting this is a future update for my CS-406e?