Ssd Benchmark For Mac

The closest alternative to a Thunderbolt 3 drive is a USB-C version, as they also. Samsung 860 QVO 1TB Solid State Drive (MZ-76Q1T0B/AM) V-NAND, SATA 6Gb/s, Quality and Value Optimized SSD 4.8 out of 5 stars 6,169 OWC 1.0TB Aura Pro X2 SSD for MacBook Air (Mid 2013-2017), and MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013 - Mid 2015) Computers (OWCS3DAPT4MB10).

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Test the sequential or random read/write performance without using the cache. AS SSD Benchmark reads/writes a 1 GByte file as well as randomly chosen 4K blocks. Additionally, it performs the tests using 1 or 64 threads and it determines the SSD's access time.

Two extra benchmark tests examine the drive's behaviour when copying a few big files, a lot of small files and a mixture of file sizes by using cached copy functions of your OS as well as reading/writing data depending on the data's compressibility.

Ssd Benchmark For Mac

The synthetic tests determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are carried out without using the operating system cache. In Seq-test the program measures how long it takes to read a 1 GB file to write respectively. 4K test the read and write performance is determined at random 4K blocks. The 4K-64 corresponds to the test Thrd 4K procedure except that the read and write operations are distributed to 64 threads. This test should SSDs pose with Native Command Queuing (NCQ), differences between the IDE operation mode where NCQ is not supported, and the AHCI mode. The additional compression test can measure the power of the SSD in response to compressibility of the data. This is especially for the controllers that use to increase the performance and life of the cell compression, important.
In the first three synthetic tests and the compression test, the size of the test file 1 GB. Finally the access time of the SSD is calculated, wherein the access to read over the entire capacity of the SSD (Full Stroke) is determined. The write access test, however, is done with a 1 GB big test file.

What's New:

  • NVMe SSD support
  • 4K LBA sectors support
  • At least .NET Framework 4.6 required
  • Increased accuracy for fast SSDs

Previous versions:

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SSD (solid state drive) is a new generation of storage devices used in computers. It is better than HDD, because the speed of data transmission is higher and operations are perfectly. It works like a flesh-card. Also SSD is better, because it has not moving elements. It helps the device work faster. Minimal free space of SSD is 128 GB.

Usually, when you buy an Apple device, you can read only about free space of SSD. But sometimes you need to know not only free space, but also the type of connection, the company that made it and others. This article is about SSD which is the part of the MacBook Air.

MacBook Air made in 2010 or 2011

Apple’s SSDs were manufactured by Samsung and Toshiba. But Apple found out that Samsung drivers were faster. But they did not tell users about the company that made SSD, so customers were subject to an SSD lottery.

Users complained about it and Apple understand its mistake. Later generation of SSDs never again saw such a large distinction between the drivers of different manufacture. In the middle of 2011 MacBook Air has Samsung 860 EVO SSD. It has a special adapter to connect. Maximum free space of SSD was 6 GB.

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MacBook Air made in 2012 and 2013

They continue using of SSDs of Samsung and Toshiba, but free space become bigger. Minimal free space is 128 GB. They known as Generation 2B. The 2B read and write speeds are faster than first generation of SSD. It use SATA with a M.2 connector.

MacBook Air made from 2013 to 2015

It was clear to Apple that with the Generation 2 drives that mSATA’s 600 MB/s limitation would not allow for further speed increases, so Apple’s next generation of SSD began using a PCle 2.0×2 interface, bringing the most substantial performance increases to date. The speed of working became higher. Drivers became compatible with all Apple computers.

SSD was made by:

  • Samsung — маркировка 0A2.
  • SanDisk — 0А4.
  • Toshiba — 0А6.

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The free space was 1 TB.

MacBook Air made from 2015 to 2017

The fourth generation of SSDs have 12−16 connector. The interface become better, now it is PCle 3.0×4. It helps make speed higher. The SSDs were manufactured by Samsung. But 11 inch MacBook Air has SSD made by Toshiba.

MacBook Air made in 2017 and late

The fifth generation of SSDs have 22−34 connector. Apple starts using SSDs by Toshiba again. Another innovations:

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  1. Support the NVMe protocol.
  2. Read and write speeds is about 2500 MB/s.
  3. SSD has an extra controller, because of that productivity became higher.

It does not matter, which SSD do your MacBook Air have. You always can buy the fastest and the newest driver. If you need another connector — just buy it. They will help you to use SSD that you want with your laptop.