Benchmark only read speed without write speed?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by caspersoong, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. caspersoong macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2011
    Is it possible to benchmark only read speed without write speed? Blackmagic forces us to write 1 GB before benchmarking read speed and thus cause SSD wear and tear. does not work (at the very least I don't think it works in Mavericks - its says testfile could not be found or something like that). Are there any alternatives?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Why would you want to run a benchmark application so much that it could possibly increase the write cycles? I ran black magic once or twice on my internal drive and that's all I needed to do.

    I'd say as long as you're not running the benchmark software for hours on end, its ok.

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