Benchmarking drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by whitefang, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. whitefang macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2009
    Are there any built-in programs in OSX to benchmark drive?
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA

    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.
  3. Cap41 macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2008
    Drive Genius 2 will do it. i think there is a trial.

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