How long does a 7 Pass US DoD 5220 method take?
February 6, 2008 8:04 PM Subscribe
How long will it take to do a 7 pass US DoD 5220 Compliant data wipe on a 120 GB Hard Drive?
posted by meta.mark to computers & internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am using TrueCrypt to encrypt my entire drive. I have made the rescue disk and am ready to start encrypting it. But there is an option to use either a 3 or 7 pass US DoD 5220 Compliant data wipe method or the "Gutmann" 35 pass method. They caution that the Gutmann method may take several weeks. But does anyone know how long the 7 pass US DoD 5220 will take? Thanks!