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Raima

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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?
 

Raima

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Tell me how to and I will. I have the NOW older 2TB TC.

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
 
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mwhities

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Hope this helps...
 

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MCAsan

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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
 
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sick z33

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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

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.
 
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Ifti

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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

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.
 
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Raima

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Thanks for all the feedback. It helps greatly.

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

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.
 
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MCAsan

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

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

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Jan 23, 2010
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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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