These hd speeds can't be any good?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sergiobaschi, May 8, 2014.

  1. sergiobaschi macrumors regular

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    Just for fun I ran Black Magic on my work computer (as in provided to me by my employer). The computer is a mid 2012 13" MBP, with the 2.5 i5, 8 GB of RAM and a 500 GB HDD. I have about 220 GB free storage.

    This is what Black Magic says. This can't be normal? I've ran it multiple times and the margin is about 5%.
     

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  2. Marty62 macrumors 6502

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    On a 5400rpm internal I wouldn't expect much more than that !
    On a 5400rpm USB2.0 external I get only 21/32 write/read and that's
    new and less than 1/3 full.
    With a good 7200rpm on USB3.0 you'll see perhaps 80-120 or so.
    SSD is the way forward !

    M.
     
  3. Meister Suspended

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    The speed on your macbook can vary between 50mbps and 100mbps depending on various factors when the test is conducted. It will usually ease in at around 70 - 75 mbps with the bmspeedtest. Your results are too low either way.
     
  4. sergiobaschi thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know that SSD is the "way forward". I'm just wondering if these numbers make sense for this config. I would say they don't. Would appreciate if other users with the same drive could test Black Magic.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I got around 65-70 MB/s with a 5400rpm drive, connected via Thunderbolt.
     
  6. chrizzz09 macrumors regular

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    Those speeds aren't good even for a 5400 rmp drive. I have an old Medion laptop with an 500gb 5400 rmp drive with internal Sata 2 connection I get about 100-130 MB/s.
     
  7. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Before I upgraded my late 2011 MBP to a SSD I was getting about 75-80 xfer rates. With the SSD it's about 500.
     

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