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Old Oct 17, 2007, 07:26 PM   #1
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Hard Drive Benchmarking software?

Hi I just got my two new OWC FW800 drives tonight, want to benchmark them and compare with my old USB drives. Any software recommendations? Free please
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Old Dec 1, 2007, 12:42 AM   #2
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Did you ever find some Mac benchmarking software for hard drives? I know a couple for Windows, but I need to find one for Mac.
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Old Dec 1, 2007, 09:28 AM   #3
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Try AJA KONA System Test. You can download it for free from here.
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Old Jan 5, 2011, 01:15 PM   #5
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What are the average speeds for a 2TB Hitachi Drive in a iMac late 2009 27"? Where can I get these results?

My iMac was the first weeks really fast and now it slows down and when I am rendering in AfterEffects, for example, then it needs a lot more time than before and it slows everything else down. Opening a windows in finder even provoces the watch-colour-simbol.

My speeds are like FW800: 89.4MB/s Write and 84.3MB/s Read. This can't be right can it? Is the internal Harddrive not connected with eSata?
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Old Aug 7, 2011, 05:18 PM   #6
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@fingernagel my external hard drive using eSata express card adapter on my macbook pro gets an average score of 88.6 MBPS read and 85.8 MBPS write
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Old Aug 14, 2011, 12:26 PM   #7
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Ok. Weird. I thought that E-Sata is much more faster. Thanks for your (late) reply.
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 09:07 PM   #8
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Found this via Google search.

The best HDD benchmark on the Mac is the Black disk speed test. You can get it on the App store free.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/black...25264550?mt=12
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 10:20 AM   #9
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Found this via Google search.

The best HDD benchmark on the Mac is the Black disk speed test. You can get it on the App store free.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/black...25264550?mt=12
I use this and am very satisfied with it. For some reason, I couldn't get AJA to work on Lion.
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 10:34 AM   #10
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Ok. Weird. I thought that E-Sata is much more faster. Thanks for your (late) reply.
External SATA (E-SATA) is potentially just as fast as internal SATA, but the biggest limiting factor is usually the drive itself. A lot is going to depend on exactly what you're transferring anyways. Larger files vs a lot of smaller files, even for the same total amount of data transferred will affect the transfer speed, as will other activity on the bus.

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