Read Write speed of stock 5400rpm 1TB

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by propower, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. propower macrumors 6502a

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    Can someone please post the Read and Write speeds of the stock internal 1TB drive in any of the 2012 minis?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dazey macrumors 6502

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    I can't get AJA system test to run on mine?! Bizarre, anyone else seeing the same?
    the blackmagic design tester gives me around 100MB/s write or read (give or take, it varies slightly depending on the file size it is testing). I have finished setting the machine up (the mid range 2012 mini) but it has little data on it so there is 920GB free
     
  3. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    Sound great! My MacBook's HDD only reaches around 55 MB/s read and write (I think it was about 68 when I got it) so it should be quite a bit faster.
     
  4. propower thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If true -- 100MB/s would be an outstanding score... You could try X-bench?

    Can you say from disk utility what drive Apple is using?

    Thanks!
     
  5. dazey macrumors 6502

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    xbench disk score of 70.91. You can probably work out the manufacture from the drive type?
    Results 70.91
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.8.2 (12C2034)
    Physical RAM 10240 MB
    Model Macmini6,2
    Drive Type APPLE HDD HTS541010A9E662
    Disk Test 70.91
    Sequential 166.81
    Uncached Write 203.52 124.96 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 173.78 98.32 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 116.87 34.20 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 210.34 105.71 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 45.02
    Uncached Write 16.62 1.76 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 133.76 42.82 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 71.65 0.51 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 137.89 25.59 MB/sec [256K blocks]
     
  6. Poki macrumors 6502a

    Poki

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    Quite nice results for sequential read and write. Random reads and writes of course are terrible with HDDs, but without SSDs you can't do anything about this ...
     
  7. propower thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed... not at all bad for what it is!

    Samsung 830 on my 2011 MBP for comparison....

    Results 477.38
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.7.5 (11G63)
    Physical RAM 8192 MB
    Model MacBookPro8,2
    Drive Type SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series
    Disk Test 477.38
    Sequential 315.33
    Uncached Write 618.41 379.70 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 467.26 264.38 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 135.04 39.52 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 656.69 330.05 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 982.09
    Uncached Write 1061.14 112.33 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 613.99 196.56 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 2228.35 15.79 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 949.57 176.20 MB/sec [256K blocks]
     
  8. zebu311 macrumors newbie

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    Tested with an WD Mybook Essential USB 3.0 with multible 4-10 GB movie files. (copied from internal -> WD USB 3.0) The average speed stabilized arround 100-105 MB/s. with initial peek arround 112-115 MB/s.

    I'm was initially a bit concerned... Not any more... I'm happy :D
     

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