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

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    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. http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20120704113548693 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

    maflynn

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    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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