If there’s one thing we’ve noticed about Apple’s Mac trending of late, it’s pushing solid state drives (SSD’s) into the Mac line. From the Mac mini to the Mac Pro, from MacBook Air to MacBoo Pro, SSD’s are here to stay.
Why? No moving parts. Faster performance. How much faster is an SSD? For that answer you’ll need some BlackMagic. Specifically, the BlackMagic Disk Speed Test app. It’s free to use on your Mac and runs a bunch of tests so you can see how your Mac’s storage stacks up with other Macs.
Open Disk Speed Test. Select the disk to test. Click the Start button.
This kind of testing is good for Mac users who have storage intensive applications (such as video, audio, large graphic files, etc.). Disk Speed Test writes large blocks of data to the Mac and spits out results.
One of the results is to determine if your Mac’s storage is capable of handling large video files, and, if so, how large and what kind. The test will continue to run, too, so you can evaluate storage performance over a period of time.
The interface is modern and simple, and the speedometer graphics are pretty cool. A Stop button would be handy, but I’m not complaining. Disk Speed Test is free.