Zero Filling a Disk in Linux

The simple way to wipe or zerofill a disk is:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sd? bs=1M

However I found an article describing how to zero-fill with a progress indicator using pipebench, installed on Debian/Ubuntu with:

sudo apt-get install pipebench

then use:

tr ‘\000’ ‘\377’ < /dev/zero | pipebench | sudo dd of=/dev/sd?

Substitute the question mark for the correct device. Screenshot below:

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