Xbench scores of Apple SSD TS256A

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  1. yxiong macrumors newbie

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    Got my 17" MBP a couple of weeks ago. Just ran xbench disk test and was truly surprised:

    Results 246.57
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.7 (9J3050)
    Physical RAM 8192 MB
    Model MacBookPro5,2
    Drive Type APPLE SSD TS256A
    Disk Test 246.57
    Sequential 165.88
    Uncached Write 186.92 114.76 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 182.08 103.02 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 107.34 31.41 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 252.81 127.06 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 480.09
    Uncached Write 315.66 33.42 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 333.97 106.92 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 1976.23 14.00 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 601.14 111.54 MB/sec [256K blocks]


    The test was done with a computation intensive job running (99% of one CPU, not a lot of I/O) and was reproducible. However, with no job running (fresh restart), this is what I have:

    Results 205.53
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.5.7 (9J3050)
    Physical RAM 8192 MB
    Model MacBookPro5,2
    Drive Type APPLE SSD TS256A
    Disk Test 205.53
    Sequential 138.57
    Uncached Write 182.17 111.85 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 167.43 94.73 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 76.60 22.42 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 229.95 115.57 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 397.68
    Uncached Write 243.01 25.72 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 307.77 98.53 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 1157.14 8.20 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 546.49 101.41 MB/sec [256K blocks]

    What's going on with xbench? But by all means these are not bad numbers. Maybe the Apple SSD is not that bad now.
     
  2. JamesGorman macrumors 65816

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    those seem like some decent numbers. I wouldnt be to unhappy with those at all.
     
  3. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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  4. yxiong thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't complain at all. Just pleasantly surprised, and also puzzled by the performance gain when there is a job running.

    Judging by the sequential speed (~120/115 MB/sec), this is neither the older generation Toshiba disk (120/70 MB/sec) nor the newer one (240/200 MB/sec). Maybe Toshiba optimized their drive for Apple? The randoms are not bad neither. The numbers seem to compare well with the OCZ Vertex/Samsung/Corsair drives.


     

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