How to test processor speed and/or hard drive speed?

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  1. macuser1232 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey I was wondering if there are any applications out there that enable me to receive a score for my processor and/or hard drive speed and then compare it to other scores with people who have the same model Mac. Please do not include Geek Bench. Thanks!
     
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    blackmagic disk speed test would do for the disk test.
     
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    I would not suggest Xbench for anything but disk testing. It is very old having not been updated since 2006 and can give rather incorrect test marks.
     
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  5. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!

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    Hey would it be best to quit all applications when running the speed test for best results?
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, generally best done right after a restart with no applications open.
     
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  8. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What is a good score? I think the speed I'm getting is bad I don't know. Right now I did 5gb stress and got around 60.
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    Also one more thing, as of late Blackmagic Disk Speedtest has been giving me some very incorrect readings. Like 30MB per second when it's really 80MB per second.
     
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