The graphs below represent a performance comparison
between a stock 9500/200 running OS 8 and the same machine
with with Speed Doubler 8 installed. Shorter bars on stopwatch
tests show faster performance, longer bars on emulation tests
show faster performance. Disk cache for all tests was set
to the same amount.
For the tests below a folder with 1,000 files
of varying sizes and of an overall size of 60MB was used.
Result scores for Speed Doubler are the percentage of time
taken to perform the task that it took the stock 9500.
Time to Duplicate Folder
Time To Backup Folder To Zip Drive
Time Taken To Empty Folder From Trash
In the following test 28 folders containing 4,000 files were
opened at once using the open command
The following test were run using a 1.6MB, 574 page ClarisWorks
Percentage of Time Difference To Scroll Through Document
Percentage of Time Difference To Search and Replace Common
Word In Document
Connectix suggests setting the disk cache to the size of
your largest document to aid in searches and database work.
The following test did not show any speed improvement in search
and replace function when setting the disk cache higher.
For the following test a 6MB folder with 98 files was copied
over an ethernet network of two Macs using Appletalk. The
"faster file copying" and "use TCP/IP"
options were not checked because checking them lead to a freezing
of the file copying process.
Graph below shows the performance increase in Emulation Mode
when using Speed Doubler 8. Testing was done with Speedometer
for earlier versions of Speed Doubler