Xbench: Benchmarking How Fast the 2013 rMBP SSD Really Is

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  1. john123, Nov 6, 2013
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    I think many of us are interested in one question: just how much benefit is the new PCIe storage in the late 2013 Retina MacBook Pros likely to yield in some real-world situations? We all know that the PCIe SSDs blow away the previous generation in sequential reads and writes, but I'd be fascinated to know how things are stacking up across different capacities and utilizations, especially for random reads and writes, which are often better indicators of real-world usage.

    As such, I'd like to ask people with 2012 and 2013 rMBPs (15" especially) to take a minute and post their Xbench Disk Test numbers. You can download Xbench here: http://www.xbench.com/Xbench_1.3.dmg

    I created a template to post the results. If you can fill out just the first three lines and screen grab the rest as shown, that would be great. If enough people do this, I'll be able to aggregate the data and produce some useful visualizations.

    I'll start.
    Model: Mid-2012 2.0Ghz Ivy Bridge, 8GB RAM
    SSD Size: 256GB
    SSD Manufacturer SM (Samsung)
    Free Space Currently on SSD: 33GB
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  2. mthos, Nov 6, 2013
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    Model: Late 2013 15" Haswell rMBP - 2.3GHz, 16GB, 512GB, GT 750M
    SSD Size: 512GB
    SSD Free: ~300GB
    SSD Manufacturer: (SM) Samsung PCIe
    Bootcamp On Drive: YES (WIN7)


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  3. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    15" Late 2013 rMBP -> 16GB RAM/512GB SSD/750M
    Space free: 364.75 GB

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  5. john123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This is good stuff. Keep 'em coming! The random read-write performance you guys are seeing with the new PCIe drives, especially with small blocks, is fascinating...

    How much free space do you have on your drive?
     
  6. SpitUK macrumors 6502

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    Its only 2.5Gb at the moment, my drive is always full!
     
  7. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Gee, only 33GB left on a 256? Running it kind of tight there.
     
  8. sarakn macrumors 6502a

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    Model: Late 2013 15" Haswell rMBP - 2.6GHz, 16GB, 1TB, GT 750M
    SSD Size: 1TB
    SSD Free: ~773GB
    SSD Type: Samsung PCIe



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  9. Jaben3421 macrumors regular

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    Model: Late-2013 15" 2.6Ghz Crystalwell, 16GB RAM
    SSD Size: 512GB
    SSD Manufacturer SM (Samsung)
    Free Space Currently on SSD: 440GB


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  10. john123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The guy above me with 2.5GB has it way worse. :D And yeah, I know. For a little while, it was down around 10GB. That is tight.
     
  11. cbbp macrumors newbie

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    Model: late 2013 rMBP 13", 16, 2.8 i7
    SSD Size: 1TB
    SSD Manufacturer SM (Samsung)
    Free Space Currently on SSD: 630Gb
     

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  12. john123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Wow, the 1TB drive looks absurdly good across the board.
     
  13. pat.micunnis macrumors regular

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    How long does Xbench take to run? It keeps hanging up / freezing.
     
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  15. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    The 1TB definitely seems strong!
     
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    Model: Late-2013—13"
    SSD Size 1TB
    SSD APPLE SSD SM1024F Media

    XBench Results
    Results 1119.88
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.9 (13A2093)
    Physical RAM 16384 MB
    Model MacBookPro11,1
    Drive Type APPLE SSD SM1024F
    Disk Test 1119.88
    Sequential 733.48
    Uncached Write 1526.26 937.10 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 1186.86 671.52 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 292.16 85.50 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 1876.35 943.04 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 2366.68
    Uncached Write 1917.11 202.95 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 2390.38 765.25 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 3806.96 26.98 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 2051.30 380.63 MB/sec [256K blocks]
     
  17. johnnylarue macrumors 6502a

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    Consistent with its absurd price! ;)

    (Yes, I'm jealous.)
     
  18. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    You know you want it.
     
  19. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    I'm probably going to be upgrading to 1TB if possible, but I will wait until the price comes down. If OWC offers it, even better because I can use the 512GB I currently as an external.
     
  20. johnnylarue macrumors 6502a

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    You don't know the deep shame I feel when I tell my coworkers I just spent $2700 (after tax) on a laptop... followed by an explanation that this is actually $480 off its retail price. (That's about 2700 tacos, if I'm doing the LA tacos to dollars conversion correctly.)

    I don't think I could live with myself if I'd forked over another $450 for the 1TB "Planet Eater" MBP config. Gotta draw the line somewhere... (unfortunately! ;) )
     
  21. mthos, Nov 7, 2013
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    The THREAD test will hang XBench in Mavericks for some reason..

    Uncheck THREAD test and leave everything else enabled it will run through the full test.

    For what we are doing here, uncheck EVERYTHING except DISK test.

    ALSO:

    I edited mine to add 'BOOTCAMP ON DRIVE: YES'. Add if you have bootcamp partition on your drive yes/no. I wonder if this has any affect at all, as some of us with the same drives getting ~100+ higher scores over others.
     
  22. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Model: Late 2013 15" Haswell rMBP - 2.3GHz, 16GB, 512GB, GT 750M
    SSD Size: 512GB
    SSD Free: ~350GB
    SSD Manufacturer: (SM) Samsung PCIe
    Bootcamp On Drive: YES (WIN8.1)

    Total: 863.86
    Sequential: 572.30
    Random: 1761.02
     
  23. cirus macrumors 6502a

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    Random 4K performance is nothing special or even low compared to a lot of other drives on the market.

    Unfortunately that is probably the most important aspect of performance in day to day use.
     
  24. Macshroomer macrumors 65816

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    Looks great to me, 13" 2.8/16/1TB, 505GB used, battery powered, left result, plays *real* nice with my 240GB Envoy SSD via USB3, right result:
     

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  25. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Damn boy, filled that up quick! Man, I love these speeds that the 1TB offers.
     

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