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Old Jun 23, 2012, 08:25 PM   #51
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Wow, I thought mine was fast, but it's slower than everyone else's above.

But mine is BIGGER!

512 GB SSD
Model: Apple SSD TS512C
Mfgr: Toshiba


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That seems a bit slow, even for the Toshiba. It is on a 6Gbps controller now, and that should give you speeds in the 350-400 Mbps range. In any case, you might try another benchmark, since sometimes a controller can give a benchmark a fit, and thus it won't generate a reliable result. Sandforce controllers in particular seem prone to this. I think it has something to do with how the controller treats compressed data vs. uncompressed data. I've read that the Toshiba is a customized Sandforce.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 01:25 PM   #52
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FWIW here is the 128GB Toshiba SSD in my 2011 Air

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Old Jul 18, 2012, 01:36 PM   #53
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250 read 250 write 3 WD Black drives. for some reason not letting itself run on the ssd.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 01:43 PM   #54
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Mine isn't a MacBook Air, but I have a 3 SSD RAID 0 in my Mac Pro and it gets stellar results in Aja but lackluster results in Black Magic. It is also due to the compression issue as I am using OCZ Vertex 2's.
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Old Jul 18, 2012, 10:15 PM   #55
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:25 PM   #56
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little late to the party...but happy with results...

MBA 2012 with 256GB SSD, I think its a Samsung..

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:28 AM   #57
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on a 64GB Toshiba 11" i5 mid 2012.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 10:53 AM   #58
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Also to note for the 2012 models...there are both Toshiba and Samsung SSDs being used. The Toshiba tends to be used more in the 64/128 GB models while the Samsung is for the 256/512 GB models. This is all per this review:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6063/m...-2012-review/4

Another thing to note is....like the OWC drives, which are Sandforce drives, the Toshiba drives in the 2012 models are also Sandforce. So with Compressed data, you will get slower speeds.

Also, if you are using Filevault (which with a laptop you should be), the Samsung drive is going to perform better because of the compressed data.

Interestingly, I got the i7/256/8GB model....it came with the Samsung drive. Using the Black Magic speed test:

Before Filevault:

Write avg: 403.5 MB/s
Read avg: 446.8 MB/s

After Filevault was interesting....speeds went up:

Write avg: 422.8 MB/s
Read avg: 449.0 MB/s

I was happy with that.

As for Black Magic......it's definitely going to show slower speeds with the Sandforce drives. I have an old OWC 3G drive in my Mac Pro......with AJA I get speeds in the 200's....with Black Magic I get pathetic speeds....on par with traditional drives.

I think the Sandforce drives used to be the best....but I think others have caught up.

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Old Jul 3, 2013, 08:14 PM   #59
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Also to note for the 2012 models...there are both Toshiba and Samsung SSDs being used. The Toshiba tends to be used more in the 64/128 GB models while the Samsung is for the 256/512 GB models. This is all per this review:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6063/m...-2012-review/4

Another thing to note is....like the OWC drives, which are Sandforce drives, the Toshiba drives in the 2012 models are also Sandforce. So with Compressed data, you will get slower speeds.

Also, if you are using Filevault (which with a laptop you should be), the Samsung drive is going to perform better because of the compressed data.

Interestingly, I got the i7/256/8GB model....it came with the Samsung drive. Using the Black Magic speed test:

Before Filevault:

Write avg: 403.5 MB/s
Read avg: 446.8 MB/s

After Filevault was interesting....speeds went up:

Write avg: 422.8 MB/s
Read avg: 449.0 MB/s

I was happy with that.

As for Black Magic......it's definitely going to show slower speeds with the Sandforce drives. I have an old OWC 3G drive in my Mac Pro......with AJA I get speeds in the 200's....with Black Magic I get pathetic speeds....on par with traditional drives.

I think the Sandforce drives used to be the best....but I think others have caught up.

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LOL. i am touching 561 in read and 761 in write speeds beat that on 11' air 2013 512 SSD !!
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Old Jul 4, 2013, 06:09 PM   #61
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Got my machine today, 453MB/s write, 726MB/s read. 128GB samsung ssd.
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Old Jul 4, 2013, 06:10 PM   #62
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If so, what kind of results are you getting? They should be slower than you think because it now uses UNCOMPRESSED data for the tests. Regardless, I was just curious what your results were like (regardless of what SSD you're using). It's a free app if you want to check it out.
picture att. is this a good speed?

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Old Jul 4, 2013, 06:22 PM   #63
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Absolutely spot on speeds there.
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Old Dec 21, 2013, 04:08 PM   #64
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I have a 2TB Western Digital My Book Studio for my iMac (2013 Model). The Western Digital My Book Studio is plugged in via Firewire 800 (with a Thunderbolt adaptor to plug into my iMac).

The My Book Studio isn't a plug n' go. It's a high powered hard drive (7200 rpm?)

But I've ran the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test with 5GB stress test for about 2 minutes and here are the results...

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60.9 MB/s Write, 37.7 MB/s Read. Also, under Will it Work? It says i'm only capable of working with PAL and NTSC. I have an 'X' on absolutely everything else. I've been editing 1080 60p footage off this drive for at least 2 years now without a hiccup.

Are these Write and Read speeds correct? Am I really not capable of editing ANY hd footage EVER according to this app? I feel like it's not working but i've never heard of a person ever have this problem so i'm stumped.
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Old Jan 3, 2014, 12:28 AM   #65
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i have the same computer and i get 320 write / 730 Read, not sure if i should exchange it for another, 100 points is pretty drastic IMO

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Old Jan 26, 2014, 11:24 PM   #66
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Just got my new Mac Pro hooked up and ran some comparisons between my 2008 Mac Pro and the new one I just got:

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Old Jan 27, 2014, 08:32 AM   #67
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Very nice... but did you notice that you're posting in the MacBook Air forum?
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 08:51 AM   #68
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Very nice... but did you notice that you're posting in the MacBook Air forum?
Doh!! Nope - got here through a google search and just saw the BlackMagic title

Even now on my iphone it is hard to see the MacBook Air designation... Sorry about that!
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 12:12 PM   #69
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Oh, no problem, just thought it was worth pointing out. I get 700MB/s write and over 700MB/s read on the 512gb SSD in my 11" MacBook Air. Not bad, considering the price difference with the Mac Pro.

Those results from your 2008 machine seem kind of low. Just ran the Blackmagic test on a Seagate Desktop Backup Plus drive connected to my MBA through Thunderbolt. This is a 2TB 5400RPM drive, and I get 195MB/s write and 196MB/s read.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 02:01 PM   #71
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Oh, no problem, just thought it was worth pointing out. I get 700MB/s write and over 700MB/s read on the 512gb SSD in my 11" MacBook Air. Not bad, considering the price difference with the Mac Pro.

Those results from your 2008 machine seem kind of low. Just ran the Blackmagic test on a Seagate Desktop Backup Plus drive connected to my MBA through Thunderbolt. This is a 2TB 5400RPM drive, and I get 195MB/s write and 196MB/s read.
Yep - that PCI Express Bus is FAST! Glad to see the Airs are taking advantage of that as well!

Yea - not sure about why the speeds are so low on the '08 machine... Was expecting faster myself!
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