|Article:HOWTO51830|||||Created: 2011-05-04|||||Updated: 2011-05-04|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO51830|
Long erase instructs the drive to physically erase the entire media. If you have sensitive information on the media and you want to dispose of it, use Long erase. Running Long erase on media can take several minutes to several hours to complete (depending on the drive and the media capacity).
To erase media
"This operation will be performed on the current media in the drive or slot. If the media has been changed since the last inventory operation was performed, the media label in the next dialog may not match the media in the drive or slot selected."
The media displayed was read during the last inventory operation; the display does not change until another inventory operation occurs. Therefore, if you change media in the slot or drive but did not run Inventory, the media label displayed may not match the actual media in the slot or drive.
See Schedule options.
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