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6948 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2010 9:29 PM by Sweeper11
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2010 8:37 PM (in response to Sweeper11)There have been a couple of benchmarking articles about the OWC product. Perhaps you should try searching for them on Google.
There are no benchmarking tools specific to SSDs, but there are disk drive benchmarking tools such as SpeedTools (commercial) and XBench (freeware) - VersionTracker or MacUpdate.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; MBP 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.3), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; iPad 32G; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2010 12:41 PM (in response to Sweeper11)GeekBench http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/systemdiskutilities/geekbench.html (free) is good too it gives you ability to compare with other similar machines.MP 2009 Quad Core - MBP (10.5.8) FCS3 CS3 (Photoshop), Mac OS X (10.5.8), 12Gb RAM+ 2Tb HDD + 4TB Drobo
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2010 9:29 PM (in response to Sweeper11)@ Kappy & Jim: Thank you both for your suggestions.
I found a great disk benchmarking utility by Intech Software called "SpeedTools Test Suite for Mac OS X". It's packaged with QuickBench, ZoneBench and Integrity applications. QuickBench is a disk drive performance evaluation tool which allows you to run standard, large, extended and custom tests of sequential reads and writes and random reads and writes. ZoneBench measures the read and write speeds over an entire local storage device such as logical volumes or physical drives and Integrity utility detects problems associated with disk firmware, data cable signal quality and overall data transferring reliability.
With these apps, I can run various tests and determine if my disks, SSD boot and HDD's raid stripe volume, is performing optimally.
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