I used the gnome-disk-utility to overwrite and encrypt an old 2TB disk. The process is running now already for two days.

screenshot gnome-disk-utility

Is there any way to see how far it progressed?


It's done! So it took roughly 2.5 days with an average writing rate of 91,8 MB/s (100 samples via USB3)... just if anybody wonder!

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    I doubt it but remember it's 2TB so you have to be patient! – George Udosen Sep 4 '18 at 11:42
  • @GeorgeUdosen I'm patient, but still curious ;) – wittich Sep 4 '18 at 11:44

That's not total a correct answer to my question but it could help...

I found this little online calculator: http://www.calctool.org/CALC/prof/computing/transfer_time Its nice to get an idea about how long it will take. It had calculated ~ 2 days to write everything 1x over.


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