odinsride

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Apr 11, 2007
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Hi I just got my two new OWC FW800 drives tonight, want to benchmark them and compare with my old USB drives. Any software recommendations? Free please :)
 

techmonkey

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Jun 8, 2007
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Did you ever find some Mac benchmarking software for hard drives? I know a couple for Windows, but I need to find one for Mac.
 

fingernagel

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Mar 21, 2010
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What are the average speeds for a 2TB Hitachi Drive in a iMac late 2009 27"? Where can I get these results?

My iMac was the first weeks really fast and now it slows down and when I am rendering in AfterEffects, for example, then it needs a lot more time than before and it slows everything else down. Opening a windows in finder even provoces the watch-colour-simbol.

My speeds are like FW800: 89.4MB/s Write and 84.3MB/s Read. This can't be right can it? Is the internal Harddrive not connected with eSata?
 

yashrg

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Feb 21, 2008
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@fingernagel my external hard drive using eSata express card adapter on my macbook pro gets an average score of 88.6 MBPS read and 85.8 MBPS write
 

Mal

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Jan 6, 2002
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Ok. Weird. I thought that E-Sata is much more faster. Thanks for your (late) reply.

External SATA (E-SATA) is potentially just as fast as internal SATA, but the biggest limiting factor is usually the drive itself. A lot is going to depend on exactly what you're transferring anyways. Larger files vs a lot of smaller files, even for the same total amount of data transferred will affect the transfer speed, as will other activity on the bus.

jW
 
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