Ssd performance checking s/w?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pyzon, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. pyzon macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    Have two velocity solo x2 cards with an intel 120gb 520 ssd on each in raid 0 as my boot drive on a 2012 Mac Pro.

    Tested them with black magic and was getting about 360 write and 860 read, I know there was a post about this already but can't find it...something about apricorn saying not to use black magic to test speed...what other apps can I use? I've looked at Aja but that doesn't List my boot drive to the mean time i will keep searching..
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. ClassObject macrumors 6502


    Mar 1, 2010
  4. baller1308 macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2009
  5. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    To use the AJA disk test, do a "get info" on the drive, then at the bottom unlock the padlock and add yourself to the list with read & write privileges. You might also click the "gear" icon and make yourself the owner. It should work after that.

  6. pyzon thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    Cheers will try those and look at he Aja permissions
  7. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    I posted some thoughts Apricorn and drive benchmarking in this thread...

    On Benchmarking tools...
    And if you're having trouble with AJA on boot volumes like I was, someone suggested...
  8. nigelbb macrumors 65816

    Dec 22, 2012
    All the applications mentioned above test read & write speed which is fair enough but they don't test access time which is the other critical metric of a disk drive.
  9. pyzon thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    Thanks, paid for Quickbench and happy with the results:2 x 120GB Intel 520, one on each Velocity x2 card.

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