Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
By Blackmagic Design Inc
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Disk Speed Test is an easy to use tool to quickly measure and certify your disk performance for working with high quality video! Simply click the start button and Disk Speed Test will write test your disk using large blocks of data, and then display the result. Disk Speed Test will continue to test writes and reads from your disk so you can evaluate both performance and readability over time.
What's New in Version 3.0
Add support for Ultra HD television formats.
Add support for ProRes 422HQ and Cinema DNG RAW codecs used on Blackmagic Design digital film cameras.
Works fine on our 2008 MacPro running Yosemite, but not in SnowLeopard.
Not sure what’s up with these 28 one star reviews. Downloaded from the App Store with no trouble, launched with no trouble in Yosemite and is giving reasonable test results with al the drives on our 2008 MacPro running Yosemite.
However on our MacBook Pros running SnowLeopard it crashed repeatedly. I went to the Blackmagic support pages (clicked the link on its page in the App Store) and found mention of a similar problem in their forums. Evidently Version 3 needs a library that SnowLeopard does not have, however by downloading and installing Blackmagic_Camera_Utility_1.7 the library gets put in place and the Blackmagic Speed Disk Test launches with no crashing.
Working fine on i7 Retina iMac
Maybe Blackmagic updated this software in the last few days, but I had no issues running it just now on an late 2014 i7 Retina iMac. Have used this in the past and this version worked just as well as it always has.
Needs update for late 2016 Macbook Pro
Can’t really blame Blackmagic, but it maxes out at 2,000 MB/s. Runs great on my new Macbook Pro 15” (late 2016), but the write score is at around 1,950MB/s, and read just hits the limit at 2,000 MB/s. Would be nice to see how fast it can get!
- Category: Video
- Updated: Sep 08, 2016
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 16.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Blackmagic Design Inc
- © Blackmagic Design Inc. 2016
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor