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Windows 7: seagate baracuda xt 750gb ST3750640AS

12 May 2011   #1

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
seagate baracuda xt 750gb ST3750640AS

Hi everyone my problem is i switched hard drives a few days ago just because and my WEI has went down by .2 the previous hard drive was the same make but 500gb

also the 500gb i updated the firmware ,this particualr 750 gb there is no firmware update so basicly my score went from a 5.9 to a 5.7

I do in the future plan on upping to a ssd but as of now is there anyway to increase the performance i have pretty much tryed it all looking for firmware and tweeks any suggestions welcomed

thanks in advance

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12 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I would suggest checking that write caching is still enabled

Widows WEI is not very accurate You might be happier testing both discs with ATTO or HD Tune
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12 May 2011   #3

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

I don't have a solution but I have used a Hitachi 1TB sata, two different Barracudas ST31000528AS (firmware CC38) and always had a WEI of 5.9. Also pre and post SP1.
I went to IDE from ACHI mode for reasons I won't bother going into to, got marginally better(?) speed and some other benefits, but still WEI of 5.9.
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13 May 2011   #4

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

personally i dont think there is one im just going to save up an get a ssd with a new mb ram just going to scratch trying to get a better read and write

vs the 500gb read and write benchmarks this drive is turtle speeds........
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