macbook 17'' performance! hdd?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by temen, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. temen macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2011
    For having i7 and 8gb ram (sandy bridge version of cpu) I'm experiencing WAY to many beach balls.
    Yes, I have hdd instead of ssd (Im planning replace macbook in this year so I don't see point of upgrading hard drive now)

    What's curious - when I'm executing some process which uses disk (like grep over big directory) I'm experiencing slow down, but iStat menu for disk i/o shows me 15mb/s read/write TOP.
    Isn't it too small?
    How can I test my disk?

    I'd appreciate any hints, thanks.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010

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