Lower than average HDD Speeds?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TMothy, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. TMothy macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2010
    Every now and then I'll test the speed of my HDD just to see how it's doing and the last few times I've done it, I seem to be getting some pretty slow results.

    Right now I'm getting:

    62.8 MB/s Write and 57.1 MB/s Read.
    (Tested with Black Magic Designs app)

    63.0 MB/s Write and 72.0 MB/s Read.
    (Tested with AJA's App)

    That's not right is it? :confused:

    I've been contemplating getting an SSD. Should I start looking into to that?

    MBP Specs:
    17" Mid-2010
    2.66 Core i7
    8GB of RAM
    MacBook Pro 6.1

    Stock Hitachi 500GB 7200rpm
  2. Irock619 macrumors 68000


    Sep 16, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
  3. TRAV9614 macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2012
    That is pretty much normal my hdd is about the same.
  4. EmeraldEyes29 macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2012
    I have the same specs but a 13" and that's pretty much what I'm getting from BlackMagic.
    But I know nothing about speeds or what should be running. That's why I'm searching lol.
  5. throAU macrumors 601


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    If your drive is getting full the test may be getting run on the slower inner tracks.

    spinning disks aren't the same speed through the entire disk.
  6. TMothy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2010

    That might be it, I have about 100GB's of free space.

    I'll start looking at some SSD's.

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