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Windows 7: Low score on Hard drive - Possible issue?

07 Mar 2012   #1
Sbrideau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Low score on Hard drive - Possible issue?

Hi guys,

I'm just looking for your input on here, to know what you think about that. My primary hard drive used to be rated 5.9 on the Windows experience index score, but now it seems to have lowered and I do not know why it would have done so. I have not noticed any difference in performance or any issues that could have happened in the past with it. Just wondering if it could mean something wrong might be coming.

This is the specs for this hard drive based on the model number:

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Here's the index score for the hard drive (well including the rest):


Just let me know your opinion if there are concerns to have with the hard drive or if it doesn't change anything.

Thanks.


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07 Mar 2012   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
The importance of those scores are overblown, the imporance of a good HD is not.
Test your dirve
Test Hard Drive
Harddrive scan usings SeaTools - SeaTools for Windows | Seagate - Both long and short tests
Make sure there are no problems.
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07 Mar 2012   #3
GianniDPC

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Try to close all your applications and Re-run the assessment
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07 Mar 2012   #4
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

It's natural - new hardware ( HDD , CPU etc. ) is coming every day , so from M$ have to reconsider and rebuild the score list every time it happens .
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07 Mar 2012   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Follow Rich's good advice to check the HDD for errors, and then run a disk defragmentation - it might just help.

Regards,
Golden
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07 Mar 2012   #6
Sbrideau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks guys, I'll run the tests, and I'll have to agree that this score is overblown to a certain point. Having it change got me to wonder, it's all .
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07 Mar 2012   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's overblown, period. Not to a point. What good is a "benchmark" that you can have altered scores just by rerunning a test, or you can manipulate the scores to be whatever you want? My system gets a 9.9 across the board whenever I feel like it.

I believe a 5.9 is the highest any spinner HDD can get, and considering you have a 3 Gbps, that score seems normal.
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08 Mar 2012   #8
Sbrideau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Yeah, I figured it would still be a normal score seeing as it is an old drive with specs from that time. The change just made me wonder if something was starting to go wrong, but with the seatools it all passed.
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08 Mar 2012   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BisVal View Post
It's natural - new hardware ( HDD , CPU etc. ) is coming every day , so from M$ have to reconsider and rebuild the score list every time it happens .
Since you passed the HD tests, I believe this to be correct.
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08 Mar 2012   #10
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sbrideau View Post
Hi guys,

I'm just looking for your input on here, to know what you think about that. My primary hard drive used to be rated 5.9 on the Windows experience index score, but now it seems to have lowered and I do not know why it would have done so. I have not noticed any difference in performance or any issues that could have happened in the past with it. Just wondering if it could mean something wrong might be coming.

This is the specs for this hard drive based on the model number:

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Here's the index score for the hard drive (well including the rest):


Just let me know your opinion if there are concerns to have with the hard drive or if it doesn't change anything.

Thanks.
I am providing below an article which suggests a step to increase your HDD performance. I have not done it and please use your discretion. The article: How to correct Windows Experience Index of Primary Hard disk in Window 7? (which is lower than Vista)

best wishes,
sreedhav
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