Questiuon about Blackmagic speed test and read/writes. Please help :)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MartinAppleGuy, May 4, 2014.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

    MartinAppleGuy

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    In the BM speed test (to test read/write performance), does the data that it writes get cleared when I quit the program? ie if I do the 5Gb test, does that 5Gb stay on my HDD?
     
  2. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    BlackMagic will remove everything it writes onto your disk. Thus, nothing will be left on your disk by BlackMagic.
     
  3. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

    MartinAppleGuy

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    Thanks. So it defiantly won't lower my HDD free space then?

    And what if I don't let if finish the test? (ie stop it once the speeds have popped up, rather than when it is finished)
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    If you don't finish the tests, the file will be erased upon pressing the start/stop button.
     
  5. hfg macrumors 68040

    hfg

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    If you open a Finder window to the test disk, you will observe the test-file appear during the test, and disappear when you stop the test.
     

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