Wired Speed test on time capsule

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  1. Raima macrumors 6502

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    Anyone got a time capsule who can perform a speed test on the read / writes of the capsule on a wired network connection?
     
  2. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    Tell me how to and I will. I have the NOW older 2TB TC.
     
  3. Raima thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1. Connect your mac to your TC via a cat 5/6 cable.
    2. Install Black Magic Disk Test
    3. Connect to your TC Drive on your Mac
    4. open up Black Magic Disk Test on your mac, and select the target as the TC
    5. Run the tests and report back with the results
     
  4. mwhities, Jun 12, 2013
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    mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    Hope this helps...
     

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  5. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    God that is atrocious.
     
  6. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    It was running off my 06 MP but, I did the same test on my Macbook and received that.
     
  7. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Since TC disks are aimed at backup and restore....why is read/write speed critical? If you want fast I/O, use TB towards external 10,000 or 7,2000 rom RAID 0 array.....or SSD
     
  8. believlle macrumors newbie

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    this is latest 11ac TC?
     
  9. sick z33 macrumors 6502

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    This is true. I used my TC to copy 100GB of data and it took one hour. I didn't have any external storage to use temporarily so it was my only option.
     
  10. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    See my first (or thread second) post. It's the older TC.
     
  11. djrod macrumors 65816

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  12. believlle macrumors newbie

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    Oh.
     
  13. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    Although its aimed at backup and restore, judging the speed via speed tests give you an idea of the backup and restore speed, and whether that has improved since the previous versions.

    For anything other then backup/restore then yes, a RAID array or local external discs are better suited.
     
  14. Raima thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all the feedback. It helps greatly.

    Write speeds are essentially important when backing up. To back up 1TB @ 30Mbps, it would take over 9hrs. At 45Mbps, it takes over 6hrs.

    I'm starting to think TC are a bad idea and just stick to USB external drives to reduce bandwidth utilisation.
     
  15. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    How will it improve your life if Time Machine takes 6 hours vs 9 hours? After all, Time Machine is a background process.
     
  16. mfram macrumors 65816

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    My result from the new 2TB TC over gigabit ethernet to the internal drive using the Blackmagic Disk Test. Note this was while a Time Machine backup was going on to the TC.

    Write: 38.6 MB/s
    Read: 30.0 MB/s
     

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