Running Test on 2 External BD/DVD Drives... Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sap12690, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. sap12690 macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2011
    I just bought two BluRay/DVD external USB drives for my Mac on eBay. Does anybody know of any software or how I could run a test on them to see how fast it reads the discs? I want to see which one is faster and when it comes to ripping discs. Anybody know of any software or anyway I can conduct those tests?
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    makemkv gives speed as it's reading. it will go faster the further you get into the disc, but that's the way they work. (disc spins at a constant speed, the further out you go, the more rapidly the disc is passing over the LASER)
    you may want to time it with a stopwatch.

    USB2 or USB3?
    if 2, then USB will be the limitation, as both drives should be faster than the interface.
    if 3, you may see a difference.
  3. sap12690 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2011

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