I’ve tried a couple of times to run ShredIt on Windows10. it’s a new computer and the hard drive is pretty empty, almost a terabyte of free space. I ran ShredIt overnight and it had made it just past 1%. I hope I don’t have to run this for a month. why so slow? what do I do?
It’s going to depend on your settings. For maximum speed:
- set the software to 1 overwrite,
- set the software to a fixed overwrite pattern (i.e. not random)
- turn off all government standards
Try wiping the free space again and if you need multiple overwrites change the pattern setting and run it again for another pass.