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marrzie
Jul 23, 2011, 01:27 PM
Please download xbench from http://www.xbench.com/ and post your results here.
Hard to keep track of all the results in all the other threads.



Intell
Jul 23, 2011, 01:29 PM
You do know that XBench hasn't been updated in over five years. Its results are pretty inaccurate. A better solution is to use GeekBench.

sporadicMotion
Jul 23, 2011, 01:34 PM
You do know that XBench hasn't been updated in over five years. Its results are pretty inaccurate. A better solution is to use GeekBench.

None of the Mac benchmarks apps are very useful. The best way to bench a mac is with the applications they're used for.

marrzie
Jul 23, 2011, 01:48 PM
I was most interested in an app that would allow us to get a somewhat accurate idea of how the samsung stacks up against the toshiba in 64gb 128gb and 256gb sizes. I even read in another thread that while the 128gb samsung is faster than the 128gb toshiba the opposit is true when comparing the speeds of the 256gb versions. I am hoping to clear this up somehow.
I wonder if aja system test is a better alternative?

sporadicMotion
Jul 23, 2011, 01:50 PM
I was most interested in an app that would allow us to get a somewhat accurate idea of how the samsung stacks up against the toshiba in 64gb 128gb and 256gb sizes. I even read in another thread that while the 128gb samsung is faster than the 128gb toshiba the opposit is true when comparing the speeds of the 256gb versions. I am hoping to clear this up somehow.
I wonder if aja system test is a better alternative?

It's pretty accurate.

marrzie
Jul 23, 2011, 01:52 PM
Post results for hard drive test only please.

Intell
Jul 23, 2011, 01:57 PM
Post results for hard drive test only please.

Hard drive results are the only thing Xbench is still accurate with.

bp1000
Jul 23, 2011, 02:04 PM
128gb i5 13" - toshiba ssd

Write: 228.90MB/Sec [4K blocks]
Read: 201.66MB/Sec [256K blocks]

bp1000
Jul 23, 2011, 02:38 PM
It takes about 2 minutes to get the software and run it so come on post your benchmarks, my toshiba one is above so lets see how other ssd's compare

duffyanneal
Jul 23, 2011, 03:11 PM
13" MBA i5
256 GB - Samsung

ApplePu
Jul 23, 2011, 05:15 PM
13" MBA i7
TS256C

as already posted in another thread:

ApplePu
Jul 23, 2011, 05:19 PM
and another one with blackmagic's disk speed test available for free in the app store.....

unagimiyagi
Jul 23, 2011, 06:14 PM
13" MBA i7
TS256C

as already posted in another thread:

I know little about hard disk benchmarks, but the Samsung looks like it is quite a bit faster than the Toshiba. What does this translate into in the real world? Will I notice it when copying files? Starting up programs?

More importantly, could things be improved with a firmware update in the Toshiba or something like that?

bp1000
Jul 23, 2011, 06:20 PM
I know little about hard disk benchmarks, but the Samsung looks like it is quite a bit faster than the Toshiba. What does this translate into in the real world? Will I notice it when copying files? Starting up programs?

More importantly, could things be improved with a firmware update in the Toshiba or something like that?

Well my toshiba was benching faster writes and very similar reads to the 128 samsung equivalent in another thread

MattZani
Jul 23, 2011, 06:23 PM
Specs in sig. SSD is a Toshiba.

marrzie
Jul 23, 2011, 06:33 PM
Specs in sig. SSD is a Toshiba.


What capacity is your toshiba?

ApplePu
Jul 23, 2011, 06:38 PM
Specs in sig. SSD is a Toshiba.

so the 128 and the 256gb show about the same performance.....

@duffyanneal: could you do the blackmagic test as well? would be great....

bp1000
Jul 23, 2011, 06:45 PM
Yes would like to see a lot more samsung benches to see how they compare

marrzie
Jul 23, 2011, 06:47 PM
Specs in sig. SSD is a Toshiba.

What capacity is your toshiba?

Ok I must be blind. Sry I see the specs now.

MattZani
Jul 23, 2011, 06:51 PM
Each reading varies by about ~10mbps lower as the tests run though, thats the fastest it will achieve, with nothing else running at all, I'm happy :D

mac jones
Jul 23, 2011, 06:55 PM
13" MBA i5
256 GB - Samsung

Yes this is mine exactly 11".

duffyanneal
Jul 23, 2011, 06:57 PM
so the 128 and the 256gb show about the same performance.....

@duffyanneal: could you do the blackmagic test as well? would be great....

Here you go.

ApplePu
Jul 23, 2011, 07:04 PM
Here you go.

thanks! that was fast :D

so generally said the samsung is about 25-30% faster in synthetic benchmarks, at least the 256gb version.....interesting....I don't think that there is much of a difference in everyday usage though....

striker33
Jul 23, 2011, 07:15 PM
and another one with blackmagic's disk speed test available for free in the app store.....

Had no idea about this app, cheers!

Xbench is rather inaccurate for my OWC drive.

ApplePu
Jul 23, 2011, 07:37 PM
Had no idea about this app, cheers!

Xbench is rather inaccurate for my OWC drive.

Yeah I just found it the other day, but I can't say how accurate it really is. I crosschecked it with AJA and XBench and it seems to get similar results...

bp1000
Jul 24, 2011, 05:02 AM
Post more samsung benches please, using black magics disk tester

bp1000
Jul 24, 2011, 05:50 AM
Perhaps benchmarks aren't a good indicator of real world differences

I timed my boot up today and it took 14 seconds to get to the login screen. Only tested once.

Maybe this might give some clues as to the differences between samsung and toshiba. Only thing i'm not sure about is how much it might vary from system to system depending on the programs installed and the amount of space taken up.

ApplePu
Jul 24, 2011, 06:34 AM
Perhaps benchmarks aren't a good indicator of real world differences

I timed my boot up today and it took 14 seconds to get to the login screen. Only tested once.

Maybe this might give some clues as to the differences between samsung and toshiba. Only thing i'm not sure about is how much it might vary from system to system depending on the programs installed and the amount of space taken up.

just timed mine: 19 seconds to desktop (auto login)