Hard Drive Benchmarking software?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by odinsride, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. odinsride macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    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 :)
  2. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    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.
  3. watergun macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2007
    Try AJA KONA System Test. You can download it for free from here.
  4. thezerox macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2008
  5. fingernagel macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2010
    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?
  6. yashrg macrumors regular


    Feb 21, 2008
    @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
  7. fingernagel macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2010
    Ok. Weird. I thought that E-Sata is much more faster. Thanks for your (late) reply.
  8. miscend macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2009
  9. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
  10. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    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.


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