macbook 17'' performance! hdd?

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

  1. temen macrumors member

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    Help?
    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.
     
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