2011 MBA Post xbench results here.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by marrzie, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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

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    It's pretty accurate.
     
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    Post results for hard drive test only please.
     
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    Intell

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    Hard drive results are the only thing Xbench is still accurate with.
     
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    128gb i5 13" - toshiba ssd

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

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    13" MBA i5
    256 GB - Samsung
     

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    13" MBA i7
    TS256C

    as already posted in another thread:
     

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    and another one with blackmagic's disk speed test available for free in the app store.....
     

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

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    Specs in sig. SSD is a Toshiba.
     

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    What capacity is your toshiba?
     
  17. macrumors regular

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

    @duffyanneal: could you do the blackmagic test as well? would be great....
     
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    Yes would like to see a lot more samsung benches to see how they compare
     
  19. thread starter macrumors regular

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

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    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
     
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    Yes this is mine exactly 11".
     
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    duffyanneal

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    Here you go.
     

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    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....
     
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    striker33

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    Had no idea about this app, cheers!

    Xbench is rather inaccurate for my OWC drive.
     
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    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...
     

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