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timmy_toad 06. Mar 2014 09:14 PM

SSD but how much faster is it ?
Hi all, this is my first post so be gentle with me please.

In the Apple App Store there is a program (blackmagic speed test) that measures the Read/Write speed of Drives , HDD and SSD however the App Store program keeps telling me that my SSD is READ only (when I know dam well it isn't) and stops dead with an error .

I would therefore like a Freeware program that does the same as the App Store program, please.


Sea Mac 31. Mar 2014 11:45 PM

Have you tried Xbench?

XBench is a Free Mac OS X Benchmarking Tool. I do NOT know if it can Benchmark SSD drives though.

XBench for Mac OS X

Hope that helps! :D

timmy_toad 01. Apr 2014 09:54 AM

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Hiya SeaMac thanks for that tip off about that XBench App, I have just tried it, and it didnt want to play AT ALL, it kept crashing and I sent it to the Trash several times, which I couldn't empty until I did a restart and still the dammed thing was there. So I am NOT going to RUN it again LOL, it might be Mavericks it doesnt play with ?.

However I ran the BlackMagic App again after a few weeks of using my new SSD and Surprise Surprise it worked fine and reported figures that I had hoped for and expected :)

400 plus on both Read and Write :) my lap top boots up FAR Quicker and is far more responsive than it ever was before, and it never was a slouch anyway, I can thoroughly recomend an SSD :)

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