New SSD Slow?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kasakato, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. kasakato macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    I recently installed an OCZ Agility 3 with Lion on a mid-2010 MBP. While the boot is faster, it seems to suck in terms of benchmarks and Blackmagics speed test. I am lucky to see 100MB/s write and 130MB/s read. Are these speeds normal?
  2. sfoalex macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2001
    Using a SATA II SSD with the BlackMagic 2.1 Benchmark, that's about right. If you want to see a higher number, just use an older benchmark. BlackMagic's newest benchmark looks at the sustained transfer rates editors need. Not the unsustained results you often get due to caching.

    If you want to see something more inline with the marketing materials try ZoneBench 2.0. Barefeets uses that as part of their testing.
  3. kasakato thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    I was playing with a few settings and was able to increase speeds to 140MB/s write, 200MB/s read. This was achieved after resetting PRAM and rebooting. The problem is whenever the laptop sleeps and then resumes, it goes back to the old 100/130.
  4. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    its fine

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