What is the best and quickest vba code to delete large amounts of data

I have tried several of the vba solutions posted here on EE but they all take a long time to complete. The file I have has over 300,000 rows of data and I need to delete every row that has a zero [i.e. where it = 0]  in column 'B'

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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
Try

copy the good rows to a new sheet
delete the original sheet
rename the new sheet to the original sheet
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
  Sub UseAutoFilterToDelete()

    Dim lngLastRow As Long
    Dim rngToCheck As Range
    
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    
    With Sheet1
        'find the last row in the Sheet
        lngLastRow = .UsedRange.Rows.Count
        
        Set rngToCheck = .Range(.Cells(1, 2), .Cells(lngLastRow, 2))
    End With
    
    With rngToCheck
        .AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:="0"
        ' assumes the first row has a header
        On Error Resume Next
        .Offset(1, 0).Resize(.Rows.Count - 1, 1). _
            SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible).EntireRow.Delete
        On Error GoTo 0
        
        'remove the autofilter
        .AutoFilter
    End With

    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

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JagwarmanAuthor Commented:
great thanks Martin
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
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