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Windows 7: Low Hard Drive Scores on Windows Experience Index

11 Jan 2009   #1
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Low Hard Drive Scores on Windows Experience Index

Anybody who has drastically lower scores for their Windows 7 WEI than they did for Vista's WEI, please post your Specs Here. Specifically your HDD's specs and your mainboard.


EDIT- Why is this post marked as solved when it is most certainly solved?


This seems to work on most cases, however it is a risk.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joe View Post
To increase your Windows 7 Beta HDD WEI score (in many systems):

1. Control panel>hardware & sound>device manager
2. Under disk drives, find your main drive
3. Right click your main drive and select properties
4. Policies tab, uncheck the "enable write caching on this device"
5. Click ok, and re-run your WEI





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11 Jan 2009   #2
igloo

windows 7 64bit
 
 

HDD score 2.9
MB: MSI P35 neo2
HD: Maxtor IDE 100GB
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11 Jan 2009   #3
Joe

Windows 7 RC
 
 

To increase your Windows 7 Beta HDD WEI score (in many systems):

1. Control panel>hardware & sound>device manager
2. Under disk drives, find your main drive
3. Right click your main drive and select properties
4. Policies tab, uncheck the "enable write caching on this device"
5. Click ok, and re-run your WEI
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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11 Jan 2009   #4
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joe View Post
To increase your Windows 7 Beta HDD WEI score (in many systems):

1. Control panel>hardware & sound>device manager
2. Under disk drives, find your main drive
3. Right click your main drive and select properties
4. Policies tab, uncheck the "enable write caching on this device"
5. Click ok, and re-run your WEI
Rescanning now...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2009   #5
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

This setting improves performance, but a power outage or hardware failure may result in data loss, so I would strongly recommend a UPS (power backup supply).

HD score 3.0
Seagates 3X500GB RAID 0
Mobo evga 780i
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11 Jan 2009   #6
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grimreaper View Post
This setting improves performance, but a power outage or hardware failure may result in data loss, so I would strongly recommend a UPS (power backup supply).

HD score 3.0
Seagates 3X500GB RAID 0
Mobo evga 780i

I too have an EVGA board and Seagate drives....coincidence?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2009   #7
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joe View Post
To increase your Windows 7 Beta HDD WEI score (in many systems):

1. Control panel>hardware & sound>device manager
2. Under disk drives, find your main drive
3. Right click your main drive and select properties
4. Policies tab, uncheck the "enable write caching on this device"
5. Click ok, and re-run your WEI

This did not work, still a 3.0
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11 Jan 2009   #8
igloo

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks Joe. That did increase my WEI score from 2.9 to 5.4.
I guess I need to re-enable the write catch after the test, right?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joe View Post
To increase your Windows 7 Beta HDD WEI score (in many systems):

1. Control panel>hardware & sound>device manager
2. Under disk drives, find your main drive
3. Right click your main drive and select properties
4. Policies tab, uncheck the "enable write caching on this device"
5. Click ok, and re-run your WEI
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2009   #9
rob3

windows 7 6.1 build 7068x64
 
 

Same here no go hmm...
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11 Jan 2009   #10
linuzo

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

I also had a low score (2.9) on my SATA2 Seagate Barracuda's 7200 rpm. I thought it was a bit low so I tried what you said and disabled the writing cache. re-running now.
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