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by Tom Nelson

Just how fast is that new drive you have hooked up to your Mac? This may be a common question, but the answer is anything but easy to come by. Check a manufacturer’s website, and you’re likely to find yourself stumbling through a mess of marketing gobbledygook, citing performance numbers with no context.

DiskSpeedTest

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That’s one reason why I make use of a number of benchmark utilities for testing the performance of various aspects of a Mac, including how well the internal or external storage drives perform.

With a number of benchmarking tools to choose from, one of the first ones I grab to get a quick look at overall drive performance is Blackmagic Disk Speed Test.

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