Dropped a Raptor 150 into my Mac Pro and benched it, check it.

omfgninja

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I couldnt find alot of OS X Disk benchmarking programs. If anyone else has any they want me to try, lemme know, I used XBench.

Original Drive (150gb)
Results 46.81
System Info
Xbench Version 1.3
System Version 10.4.7 (8K1079)
Physical RAM 2048 MB
Model MacPro1,1
Drive Type ST3160812AS P
Disk Test 46.81
Sequential 77.48
Uncached Write 39.80 24.43 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 118.12 66.83 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 95.20 27.86 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 132.80 66.74 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Random 33.53
Uncached Write 10.93 1.16 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 100.86 32.29 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 93.92 0.67 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 138.39 25.68 MB/sec [256K blocks]



Raptor 150
Results 77.98
System Info
Xbench Version 1.3
System Version 10.4.7 (8K1079)
Physical RAM 2048 MB
Model MacPro1,1
Drive Type WDC WD1500ADFD-00NLR1
Disk Test 77.98
Sequential 160.95
Uncached Write 168.07 103.19 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 165.15 93.44 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 148.93 43.58 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 163.08 81.96 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Random 51.46
Uncached Write 16.80 1.78 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 181.96 58.25 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 133.39 0.95 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 192.17 35.66 MB/sec [256K blocks]
 

macgeek2005

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That tells us about as much as if you had taken your computer, thrown it out a window, and then tried to benchmark it using a dead monkey......

Seriously. xbench means nothing!.
 

srf4real

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macgeek2005 said:
That tells us about as much as if you had taken your computer, thrown it out a window, and then tried to benchmark it using a dead monkey......
Actually it may be relevant if the monkey was killed by the falling computer.
 

omfgninja

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macgeek2005 said:
That tells us about as much as if you had taken your computer, thrown it out a window, and then tried to benchmark it using a dead monkey......

Seriously. xbench means nothing!.
Wow, well, guess what. I specificly said that I dont know alot of programs to do disk benchmarking under OS X. And I said that im open to trying out new programs if you tell me what they are.
But obviously you missed that, therefor, your post is about as useful as if we had taken your computer, thrown it out a window, and then tried to have a dead monkey come up with a useful post.

Thanks.
 

TheManOfSilver

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omfgninja said:
But obviously you missed that, therefor, your post is about as useful as if we had taken your computer, thrown it out a window, and then tried to have a dead monkey come up with a useful post.

Thanks.
Nice ;)
 

macgeek2005

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omfgninja said:
Wow, well, guess what. I specificly said that I dont know alot of programs to do disk benchmarking under OS X. And I said that im open to trying out new programs if you tell me what they are.
But obviously you missed that, therefor, your post is about as useful as if we had taken your computer, thrown it out a window, and then tried to have a dead monkey come up with a useful post.

Thanks.
You win! :D You win. That's brilliant. I'm sorry.
 

tekmoe

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omfgninja said:
Wow, well, guess what. I specificly said that I dont know alot of programs to do disk benchmarking under OS X. And I said that im open to trying out new programs if you tell me what they are.
But obviously you missed that, therefor, your post is about as useful as if we had taken your computer, thrown it out a window, and then tried to have a dead monkey come up with a useful post.

Thanks.
pwnage.
 

QCassidy352

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omfgninja said:
Wow, well, guess what. I specificly said that I dont know alot of programs to do disk benchmarking under OS X. And I said that im open to trying out new programs if you tell me what they are.
But obviously you missed that, therefor, your post is about as useful as if we had taken your computer, thrown it out a window, and then tried to have a dead monkey come up with a useful post.

Thanks.
best. comeback. ever.
 

omfgninja

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nvm. BearFeats already has what I was thinking about doing, disregard this post
 

Mav451

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SiSoft Sandra or HD Tach are good ones...

Unfortunately, I believe both are Windows only--so I'm hoping you got Bootcamp et al setup.
 

omfgninja

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Mav451 said:
SiSoft Sandra or HD Tach are good ones...

Unfortunately, I believe both are Windows only--so I'm hoping you got Bootcamp et al setup.
Im in the process of setting it up.
Actualy, that reminds me. Does anyone have a mirror or plain text instructions of that SATA Fix? The original page seems to be down due to bandwith issues.
 

RichP

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I put a Raptor drive in my G5 2.7, thing is incredible.

As great as the MacPro is, one of the biggest speed bottlenecks is hard drive access. It affects booting, moving files, launching programs, and virtual memory.

Im curious as to how the new Seagate perpendicular recording drives compare to the Raptor, as they have higher data rates (I think)
 

vvv

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omfgninja said:
Im in the process of setting it up.
Actualy, that reminds me. Does anyone have a mirror or plain text instructions of that SATA Fix? The original page seems to be down due to bandwith issues.

In anticipation of this, I saved the webpage to my hd.... Just unzip it and open it up, I had to put it in a zip file because it won't let me upload it otherwise.
 

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macgeek2005

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RichP said:
I put a Raptor drive in my G5 2.7, thing is incredible.

As great as the MacPro is, one of the biggest speed bottlenecks is hard drive access. It affects booting, moving files, launching programs, and virtual memory.

Im curious as to how the new Seagate perpendicular recording drives compare to the Raptor, as they have higher data rates (I think)
I love the Seagate Perpendicular Recording Drives. I think they are the most stable and best drives overall on the market. That's why i'm buying 2 320GB ones for my Mac Pro.