<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Nothing. Each time Disk Utility erases, it's writing zeroes. <p><hr></blockquote><p>No it doesn't, it just deletes the directory for the disk, it doesn't physically write to each block on the disk unless you tell it to zero out.<br><br>
Copying to CD/DVD is fine for your home folder. But don't do it if you want a full backup. I use the command-line utility psync, but Carbon Copy Cloner is a friendlier way. CCC isn't free, but he freely divulges the command line utilities he uses to do it.<br><br>http://www.bombich.com/mactips/image.html<br><br>
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