What does your hard drive score with xbench?

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  1. msmth928 macrumors regular

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    Download xbench (top right) and then do the test just for your hard disk... then let us know what drive you have and what it scored :cool:

    :apple:

    I have two and they scored as follows:

    Stock drive that came with my MBP (Hitachi 250GB 5400rpm): 41.25
    Seagate Momentus 320GB 7200rpm: 49.36
     
  2. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    I have 2 as well.

    X25-M 160GB: 261.25

    Seagate 500GB 7200: 52.31
     
  3. reLAXER564 macrumors member

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    System Version 10.5.7 (9J61)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model MacBookPro4,1
    Drive Type Hitachi HTS542525K9SA00

    Disk Test 34.51

    Will be upgrading the to the Seagate 500GB 7200 shortly.
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    17" UB MBP
    WD 320GB 7200RPM "Scorpio Black"

    Max over about a dozen runs, average in high 60's:

    Code:
    Results	70.94	
    	System Info		
    		Xbench Version		1.3
    		System Version		10.5.7 (9J61)
    		Physical RAM		4096 MB
    		Model			MacBookPro5,2
    		Drive Type		WDC WD3200BJKT-00F4T0
    [B]		Disk Test		70.94	
    [/B]		
    		Sequential	114.55	
    			Uncached Write	113.76	69.85 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Write	108.78	61.55 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	106.94	31.30 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	131.83	66.26 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    		Random	51.38	
    			Uncached Write	18.53	1.96 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Write	163.71	52.41 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	91.45	0.65 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    			Uncached Read	146.18	27.12 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    
     
  5. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    WD Scorpio Blue 500 GB 5400rpm:

    52.42

    wow, I'm surprised that my 5400 rpm drive did better than some 7200 rpm drives.
     
  6. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    Shortly after installing my WD500g Scorpio Blue into my MBP I ran this with Xbench:

    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.6 (9G55)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model MacBookPro3,1
    Drive Type WDC WD5000BEVT-22ZAT0

    Disk Test 54.97

    Sequential 86.66
    Uncached Write 108.65 66.71 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 120.28 68.05 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 46.03 13.47 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 144.60 72.67 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    Random 40.25
    Uncached Write 15.09 1.60 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 98.02 31.38 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 68.79 0.49 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 119.62 22.20 MB/sec [256K blocks]
     
  7. the2j macrumors member

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    seagate 7200/500gig
    what a crock ...
     

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  8. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Very weird. Was it doing a Time Machine backup at the time (or some other process accessing the drive? You have the same machine I do, and it's hard to imagine that drive being that much slower than the WD. In fact, usually larger disks perform better (at the same RPM) because of higher areal density. There's a lot of variance with that, though, because of differences in the number of platters and heads.
     
  9. the2j macrumors member

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    Puzzling huh ?
    I made sure that there was nothing running in the background just to make the score as accurate as possible.

    I must say that I don't really pay a lot of attention to those types of scores and I am happy with the drive.
     
  10. sm0 macrumors regular

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    System Version 10.5.7 (9J61)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model MacBookPro5,1
    Drive Type Hitachi HTS543225L9SA02
    Disk Test 39.65

    gah - scorpio blue here i come!
     
  11. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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    174.5 for an Intel X25-M on a previous generation MacBook Pro (limited by the SATA I interface).
     
  12. DooDaaDame macrumors member

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    Wd Scorpio Black, 7200 RPM 16mB Cache 320 GB
    Results 179.41
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.7 (9J61)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model MacBookPro5,2
    Drive Type WDC WD3200BEKT-22F3T0

    Disk Test 69.45
    Sequential 103.49
    Uncached Write 132.51 81.36 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 126.96 71.83 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 59.97 17.55 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 152.59 76.69 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 52.26
    Uncached Write 18.73 1.98 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 177.37 56.78 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 91.77 0.65 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 151.01 28.02 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    After running the test under several different parameters, I found this to be average, sometimes scoring higher or lower, sometimes with programs running or not, sometimes external USB (original HD) attached. Interesting, I had printer sharing, internet sharing on and it didn't seem to impact the overall scores, I also had dashboard on and disabled for some...didn't really seem to impact.

    UPDATE:
    I decided to run the test under actual everyday use, just restarted, didn't shut anything off, attached my external drives and tested. My scores were the best yet!
    Results 220.70
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.7 (9J61)
    Physical RAM 4096 MB
    Model MacBookPro5,2
    Drive Type WDC WD3200BEKT-22F3T0

    Disk Test 71.80
    Sequential 113.92
    Uncached Write 126.25 77.52 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 123.38 69.81 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 82.51 24.15 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 143.55 72.15 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 52.41
    Uncached Write 18.89 2.00 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 174.12 55.74 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 92.03 0.65 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 147.71 27.41 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    What can be gathered from tis is to run your test under "real world" situations, don't shut off or unhook anything... you might be surprised!:D
     

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