1TB HDD, it took two hours using DBAN in a short Erase method. Finally gave me error also. I am looking for some other tools preferably GUI based. Or anything that wipes out before we trash it or reuse it.
Download a diagnostic tool from whichever company built the drive. They are usually run from a bootable floppy or CD and contain tools for certifying, repairing and formating. 2 hours for a 1Tb drive is normal. I remember taking about 1/2 hour for an 80gb drive and you are complaining about taking only 4 times as long to deal with a drive more than 12 times as large.
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