How do you check the speed of your hard drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by OziMac, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. OziMac macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2003
    Is there any profile in OS X or some other application that let's you check the speeds of your various hard drives?

    Just curious... cheers.
  2. MattG macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    If you go to "About This Mac" and look at "Hardware/ATA," you'll see a listing of your hard drives. It won't tell you the speeds, but you can get the model/part number of your hard drive and Google it. You should be able to figure out the speeds by doing that...
  3. JFreak macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2003
    Tampere, Finland
    or go to versiontracker and search for "xbench" to get hard facts about real-world transfer rates.

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