2016 MacBook Pro disk* speeds

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  1. stevo101 macrumors member

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    I don't know if this has been posted before, I tried to hijack someone else's post but I hate doing that. All the reviews and things I have seen with the new MacBook pros speed test they all write up to 2k mb/sec mine like to write no more than 1k. I have tried AJA and Blackmagic and fore some reason my 500 gb MacBook Pro doesn't seem to write as fast as everyone else's? Is that close enough would you guys say? I mean I paid 3k for this bad boy. I like to squeeze as much performance out of it as possible.
     
  2. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    You mean disk speed not "desk speed"

    Read speeds should top out at 2k on Black Majic after the 2nd to 3rd cycle. Write speeds should be about 1300 and up on the same test. This can very to what processes you have open at the time. Try running it after a restart and check activity monitor to make sure you don't have any resource hogs. You should be testing with 90% free CPU and up.
     
  3. stevo101 thread starter macrumors member

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    hello how do
    oops haha yes disk speeds I know computer and things such as. I just don't know how to spell. This is a new MacBook and I have done it after a fresh setup with nothing installed or running. I actually had one I returned because it was doing the same thing except that one was 1tb. I thought maybe the 500gb would end up faster but Im running to same exact speeds. Just my luck I guess with technology. Am I doing anything wrong?
     
  4. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    You must be doing something wrong, I doubt your 2 machines are lower then the specs I mentioned. What does your activity monitor show on CPU?
     
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  6. Qwe9203 macrumors member

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    It depends the size of the SSD and the Manufacturer.
    The 15" models have Samsung SSDs. They are faster and more durable.
    The 13" models have SanDisk SSDs. They are a bit slower and their durability is unknown because they combine with Apples own disk controller.

    It also depends if you have any kind of encryption enabled.
     
  7. stevo101, Dec 28, 2016
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    stevo101 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I have done a little research. How the the difference between the 13 and the 15s. And the different ssd. However they were both the 15 I had one with 1tb did almost the same speed as my new 15 replacement that is only 500gb however I'm only pulling 1000 write speeds the read is in the 2k mark. I promise I have nothing the background fresh os as I just got it nothing downloaded off the cloud nothing running in the background. I play with all the encryptions but can't seem to make it be as everyone else. And for 3 k I really would like it to be up to par at least as other specs in the apple linieup as possible. What encryption settings should I be using When testing it?
     
  8. flowave, Dec 28, 2016
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    flowave macrumors newbie

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    Same I just received 15" 460 1TB SSD and tested it with black magic, but speed seems mediocre.
    I get write just under 1k and read at 2k.
    Filevault is on and nothing is installed.


    I must say, I am pretty disappointed.

    Do you get over 2k write speed?
     

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  9. stevo101 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah sorry about your bad luck, I knew I wasn't crazy. This is the second one after returning the 1tb one for a 500gb just so I can get full write and read speeds like everyone else is getting. Maybe Im overreacting, but maybe I will wait another year. I was one of those waiting for a few years for the full overhaul type update. Which they did for the most part, except somethings obviously for the worse: smaller battery, max of only 16gb of ram, and my ssd not writing as fast as everyone else. Not going to help much with future proofing. Dang you Apple!! haha
     
  10. flowave macrumors newbie

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    I tried with filevault off and it got much better. I guess it is still not as near as what apple claims.

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  11. stevo101 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well that makes me feel much better, now its running much faster. You guys will have to excuse me haven't had a Mac for a few years and this was making me frustrated. That was quite the process to turn off the FileVault but now I'm running those faster speeds. If you were wondering yes I'm kind of stuck on specs especially when it costs so much. Thanks
     
  12. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

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    Whether with FileVault on or off, these are very high read/write speeds and unless you're transferring very large amounts of files all the time you will not notice a difference in day to day usage.
     
  13. mrex macrumors 68020

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    You wont get the same speed as apple is advertising (r/w 3.1/2.2). Check the number 3 and/or 8 and those specific conditions for the speed test.
     

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