expected time for 8 TB hard drive

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Feb 26, 2024
Greetings! I was happy to starting running Spinrite 6.1 today on a Linux machine. The installation onto a USB drive was smooth. I was fortunate that I could locate my registration email of Spinrite 6.0 from 2005.

My question is around the expected time to complete. For an 8 TB drive with spinning disks (not sure of the specific make of drive), it showed Level 3 as 25 hours and Level 2 as 12 hours. I'm curious if these times look roughly normal.

I completed 42% on Level 2 and plan on resuming overnight assuming I can figure out how to resume. Running Level 3 would take multiple nights and would be a bit of a hassle.

Great job on this Steve! :)
Those numbers sound right to me. Keep in mind that they're a little optimistic, though. Drives slow down as they get closer to the center.

To resume a scan: go through the normal steps of starting a scan, but hit TAB on the last screen before the scan starts. That will let you enter the starting point.

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