I have a back up drive attached to my Mac and have been creating back ups on it using time machine. I recently decided to use it for a different purpose and selected the back up files using a finder window and then hit delete. Then I chose empty trash securely (the only empty trash option that was available). This emptying process is taking forever. Is there any way to speed this up? Thank you in advance for your assistance!
Macbookpro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Disk Utility is located in /Applications/Utilities. Use the erase tab to erase the TM drive.