BlackMagic HDD Speed

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  1. EarthNeutron macrumors regular

    EarthNeutron

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    Hey, just thought to make a threat about your HDD/SSD speed.
    If you don't know how to measure it, you can use an app called BlackMagic Disk Speed Test. It's free in the Mac App Store.

    Anyway, I'm using a 5400rpm 320gb HDD on a 2011 13inch base MacBook Pro model and my speed is 42 mb/s write and 55 mb/s read.



    Post your own speeds and computer specs!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you tried AJA System Test or Xbench* yet to benchmark your HDD?

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    42 MB/s and 55 MB/s is a bit slow, even for a 5400 RPM HDD.
    My 7200 RPM HDD (Seagate Momentus 7200.4) can read and write with an average of 95 MB/s, the SSD (Vertex 3) can read with 188 MB/s and read with 232 MB/s on a Serial-ATA 3.0 Gbps interface on my 2009 MBP.
     
  3. EarthNeutron thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow, thanks! I'll check on that ASAP.
     
  4. EarthNeutron thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried it and got a score of 49.15 (disk test) 50.30mb/s uncached write 256k blocks, 53.94mb/s uncached read 256k blocks.
     
  5. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    time to upgrade that thing! just ran today got a score of 322.68

    Uncached Write 401.31 128.48 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 780.27 144.78 MB/sec [256K blocks]
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    HDD, SSD, model? Without that information, cockmeasurements are quite useless.
     
  7. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    intel 320 series sata II 120gb ssd. 2nd ssd is the apple one that came with my mbp, also 120gb and runs just a wee bit slower. hung like a tuna can.
     

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