Testing Hard Drive Read/Write Speeds

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by lbeck, Oct 13, 2010.

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    lbeck

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    What is the standard tool to test your hard drives read/write speeds? I'd like to test my new SSD to see how fast it really is.

    I've heard you cant trust XBench for that which is the only thing I have to use.
     
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    spinnerlys

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    lbeck

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    Awesome, thank you. What is the suggested file size and Video Frame rate that I should use? I'm assuming that affects the outcome?
     
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    lbeck

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    Wow! So the larger file size you use and the larger video frame rate the better the result you get. I guess it puts your drive to work harder to see how fast it reall can be.

    I did the 1GB file at 1920 x 1080 10 bit and got ...

    Read 270.1
    Write 254.6

    Smokin!!!
     
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    DoFoT9

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    how do you know its smokin? it might be bad unless you compare to others :p
     
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    GSPice

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    LOL this made my day
     

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