2011 iMac HDD Slow?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by brn2ski00, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020


    Aug 16, 2007
    Geniuses -

    I have been hearing my HDD a lot lately and noticed a lag in opening/closing applications. I am currently using about 530 GB of the 1TB disk. I also just downloaded Blackmagicdesign's Disk Speed Test to see what exactly was going on - here is what I am getting:

    WRITE: ~ 100 MB/s
    READ: ~ 100 MB/s

    Is that good, bad or indifferent? Reason I ask, is that I would consider an external SSD as a boot disk and using the internal disk as storage for media, etc.
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    There's a lot of other threads regarding the pros and cons of using an external SSD, so no need to rehash it all here. But, for your hard drive's speed benchmarks, yes - those look correct.

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