A screenshot of the Black Magic disk speed test on a blue and orange desktop background.

You can pull it up at any time.

Sometimes it’s not obvious, especially on a new computer, how well your storage is performing. Different models of the same product can even have vastly different storage speeds, as we’ve seen on the most recent MacBook Air models. If you’re running a Mac computer, and you’re curious how well the SSD is performing, there’s a very easy benchmark you can run called the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test. Here’s how to run it.

How to run the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test​

It’s the first one on the right.
  • Open the App Store.
  • Search for Blackmagic and click the download button next to the Disk Speed Test result.
  • Once the program is downloaded, open it and click Speed Test Start.

The test will run continuously, and you’ll be able...

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