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Are you fully zeroing out the drive or just deleting partitions?  I zeroed a 6TB drive Seagate Ironwolf recently and took about 13 hours.


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That depends the clean command is about instantaneous. If you run format fs=<FS> you'll be waiting several plus hours. If you run format fs=<FS> quick it should be a couple of minutes if that.

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