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File shredder speed tests

We have checked our Shred Agent for speed of wiping. It's really fast, for instance, 1 Gb file gone in about 40 seconds as wiping speed was about 30 Mb per second. How long did it take for simple Windows deletion to wipe this file? About 0,2 seconds!

File shredder speed depends on average file size. The smaller file size is the longer it will be wipedWhy Windows is performing better?

It's simple. Windows just delete the reference of the file, keeping it's content on a hard disk. What Shred Agent does is wiping. So file shredders remove not just the reference to the file, but it's content. It will not be possible to recover file after it was wiped. This will prevent information leakages from your computer and network.

Wiping speed

Some more facts about wiping speed. It takes more time to wipe a lot of smaller files than one big file. Actually as you can see and the picture, wiping speed depends on file size.

  • The smaller file size is the longer file will be wiped
  • 1 Gb file is wiped in about 40 seconds; It's needed just about 0,2 second to delete this file;
  • 856 Mb of 16615 files, average file size 51 Kb, took 10 seconds for Shred Agent and 5 for Windows.
  • 91 Mb of 4752 files, average file size 19 Kb, took 4 seconds for Shred Agent and 2 seconds for Windows.

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You can try Shred Agent for free. 30-days fully-functional version of Shred Agent is available for download. Before downloading, please, pay attention to System requirements. If you find Shred Agent useful, then you can purchase a license. Please, visit ordering page for more information. Need more information? Browse from the product home page.

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