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Failing Hard Drive - Best Practise?

Topics: Technical Issues, Users Discussion
Feb 5, 2017 at 8:15 PM
I have been using Truecrypt for years and switched to Veracrypt recently.
I am using 1.19 64bit version on Windows 10Pro

I have been noticing that one of my HD's has been getting slower and slower.
An internal WD 2 TB that I use through a USB3 HD Dock. The entire drive is encrypted (I am not using a windows filesystem and then an encrypted container... the entire drive is encrypted and windows does not recognize the drive until I mount the volume in Veracrypt)

I am fairly certain it is the physical drive itself that is failing.

All that to ask.

What is the recommended way to destroy the encrypted volume on a failing HD?

Thank you for your time.
Feb 5, 2017 at 8:29 PM
Edited Feb 7, 2017 at 3:09 AM
keys locations are 128K at 0 sector and last 128K (end of disk)

to destroy data - clean keys.