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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by whitefang, Mar 13, 2009.
Are there any built-in programs in OSX to benchmark drive?
Although Activity Monitor does provide some basic numbers on transfer rate and I/O operations in the Disk Activity tab. It's not designed for benchmarking, though, since it only displays aggregate, not per-drive.
There are several tools you can download and run, for example SpeedTools Quickbench and DiskTester, though they're not free. I think Geekbench also does drive benchmarks.
You can always just time a file move/copy/duplicate to get a simple real-world benchmark, though that won't help if you need more detailed metrics.
Drive Genius 2 will do it. i think there is a trial.