Disk speed test (free, not black magic)?

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  1. CavemanMike macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to test the speed of my synology DS214 with my macbook retina 2013. I tried blackmagic disk speed test from the app store but it generates an error.

    Ny other free alternatives? I'm not a professional benchmarker; I just want to get a ball park 1 time idea of how fast this is going.

    Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    xbench has some disk benchmark tests included in their suite of benchmarks. Check them out.
     
  3. CavemanMike thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    You could always just copy files and watch your network activity.
     
  5. CavemanMike thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes

    Ultimately, that's exactly what I did:

    Here's the significant result:

    Single large file xfer done via ethernet to NAS: 848 mb/sec.
    Single large file xfer done via Wifi AC (connect rate 878) to NAS: 426 mb/sec.

    So, the bottle neck is the wifi, not the NAS. I don't need a SSD to SSD xfer.

    So, the question remains is 426 mb/sec representative of three streams of wifi AC?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     

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