Utility to test SSD performance?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sfscott, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. sfscott macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2008
    I just installed a Crucial SSD in my MBP.

    I'm interested is benchmarking its performance. Is there a simple (free) tool to do so? Sort of like a speedtest.net for disk ops?
  2. Off1c3r macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2011
    I am still new to apple products, but my program of choice has always been seagate seatools, but you would have to run it in a Dos or windows instance because I am pretty sure it won't run in a mac environment.
  3. Quinoky macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2011
    Groningen, Netherlands
    There's an application in the Mac App Store called "Disk Speed Test". That should do the job. :)
  4. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
  5. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    he's asking about for his SSD... i use the disk speed test mentioned above.
  6. sfscott thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2008
    Downloaded Disk Speed Test--results

    Getting about 230MB/sec write and 260MB/sec read on a mid-2010 MBP, which I assume has SATA II at 3GB/sec data transfer rate.

    Is this what I should be getting on a Crucial M4/512GB? I did install the version 009 firmware.

    Also, what is the typical boot time on a HDD vs. a SSD? I never paid attention before, and I can't remember what it was like. By my counting 1000-1, etc. it's taking about 30 sec to boot up, of which a lot of time seems to be gray screen. Is that hardware self-test.
  7. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2011
    Under OSX Disk Speed Test is best. I get ~480 read/write with OCZ Vertex 3 MI and OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G.

    Under bootcamp Windows 7 ATTO Disk Bench is standard. I've only tested OCZ Vertex 3 MI and get better scores (with AHCI enabled) for 551/517 read/write.
  8. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

    sascha h-k

    Apr 26, 2004
    vienna / austria
    any idea why i get only 80 write 470 read with my vertex 3 in a mini i7 ?!

    (apples diskspeedtest)

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