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Hey folks


I'm having some problems with my Core 2 macbook. Its around a year and a half old now, and a few months ago I upgraded to leopard.


All was well, apart from damn it was slow. As I was using it day to day for my various uni works I didn't bother to check before, however, now I have run Xbench, I can see immediately that there are some disk problems:


Disk Test 22.88

Sequential 31.12

Uncached Write 35.91 22.05 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Write 28.20 15.96 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Uncached Read 25.54 7.47 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Read 38.35 19.28 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Random 18.10

Uncached Write 6.14 0.65 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Write 40.99 13.12 MB/sec [256K blocks]

Uncached Read 53.76 0.38 MB/sec [4K blocks]

Uncached Read 65.88 12.22 MB/sec [256K blocks]


Pretty poor performance. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of similar problems? Time for a new hard disk maybe?

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