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Windows 7: is an ssd the only way to get an hdd score above 5.9?

05 Nov 2009   #1
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
is an ssd the only way to get an hdd score above 5.9?

my primary hdd is a western digital caviar black 1 tb drive and it has a score of 5.9. i was browsing through newegg.com's hdd page and was checking the price of a velocirapor 150 gb drive. i had assumed that anything over 7200 rpm would result in a score over 5.9. to my surprise, i saw this in one of the reviews:



to clarify my question in the post title, i'm referring to a single drive. although i don't know for sure, maybe two 7200 or 10,000 rpm drives in RAID 0 would yield a better score.


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05 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mpcrsc562 View Post
my primary hdd is a western digital caviar black 1 tb drive and it has a score of 5.9. i was browsing through newegg.com's hdd page and was checking the price of a velocirapor 150 gb drive. i had assumed that anything over 7200 rpm would result in a score over 5.9. to my surprise, i saw this in one of the reviews:

Your answer is yes. SSD is the only way. I dont understand the persiut of higher numbers. Its for comparison only.

Ken J
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05 Nov 2009   #3
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for your reply, but i have no intention of upgrading for the sake of a higher score. it was only through my navigation of newegg.com's hdd site and the finding of that post that piqued my interest in the subject.
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05 Nov 2009   #4
batmeat

Win 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

No, you can setup a Raptor Raid 0 config and score in the 6's.
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07 Nov 2009   #5
damoh

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

I have SSD and still cant get over 5.9 lol
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07 Nov 2009   #6
Defender3

Win 7 RC
 
 

I put an Intel X-25M 160Gb G2 SSD in my Sony VAIO NW-130J laptop and I only get a 7.8. Makes me wonder what I need to do to get that magical 7.9.
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07 Nov 2009   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Defender3 View Post
I put an Intel X-25M 160Gb G2 SSD in my Sony VAIO NW-130J laptop and I only get a 7.8. Makes me wonder what I need to do to get that magical 7.9.
I've got the Intel X25-M Gen 2 in my desktop at home and it scores a 7.4 So, there is more that goes into the score than simply what drive it is.
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08 Nov 2009   #8
batmeat

Win 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I have Corsair P128 in a Raid 0 config and hit 7.9...the max. To bad the ratings don't go higher then that. I'm curious how it would score.
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