2012 MBA USB 3.0 DiskSpeedTest Results

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dmk1974, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. dmk1974, Jun 21, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2012

    macrumors 68000


    Sep 16, 2008
    I know this somewhat overlaps with another thread, but I'd like to have a master list of DiskSpeedTest results of various drives connected to the new 2012 MacBook Air machines. Please add your own results and I'll add them to this top post.

    I also threw in a few others from my testing just for comparison purposes.

    Drive Connection Write/Read (MB/s)
    TS64E Internal 140/380
    TS128E Internal 230/440

    Apple Stock HDD 500gb Internal SATA 76/74
    Apple Stock HDD 250gb Internal SATA 75/75
    Sandisk Extreme SSD 120gb Internal SATA 150/435

    Toshiba Canvio USB2 640gb USB 2.0 22/30

    Apple Toshiba HDD 160gb USB 3.0* 55/55
    Seagate GoFlex USB3 1.5tb USB 3.0 85/85
    Sandisk Extreme SSD 120gb USB 3.0* 126/162
    Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 148/151

    * Used the Seagate GoFlex USB 3.0 connector and cable with the bare drive
  2. macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2008
    Very interesting, But for those testing with ssd's it would be nice to know what external 3.0 enclosure is being used.
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000


    Sep 16, 2008
    Good point, thanks. I added a note to the tests that I did using the same connector and cable from my Seagate drive.

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