Hard Drive Benchmarking software?

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    odinsride

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    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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    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.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Try AJA KONA System Test. You can download it for free from here.
     
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    fingernagel

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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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    @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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    fingernagel

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    Ok. Weird. I thought that E-Sata is much more faster. Thanks for your (late) reply.
     
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    Mal

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    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.

    jW
     

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