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Windows 7: WEI Score is HDD > SSD for me?

16 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 
WEI Score is HDD > SSD for me?

2 Laptops (Compaq 515 and Chrome CR-48)

Compaq 515
AMD Sata Controller with Drivers
WDC Sata (I guess 7200RPM) 320GB
WEI Score: 7.3

CR-48
Intel ICH7 SATA Controller with Drivers
Sandisk SSD 16GB
WEI Score: 5.9

I thought that in general, SSD's were supposed to have higher read/write speeds, and I thought thats all WEI went for on the HDD score. I think it might be considering HDD space though too, but idk.

Should these scores be right?

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16 Jan 2011   #2

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

An SSD would get a score higher than 5.9, but only if it was on an AHCI bus, and only if it reports itself as an SSD - after that, the WEI tests would determine how high it would go. In general, I've seen SSDs score low on ICH controllers prior to ICH9 (and even then, some ICH9 chipsets were painfully slow), so an ICH7 might not be using the full AHCI spec properly and thus screwing up the score.

You could run the tests on both manually (winsat disk -v) and see what the scores are, and get an idea of why a particular SSD isn't reporting faster than a mechanical disk.
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16 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What I'd like to know is how you got a 7200RPM disk to report 7.3...

I've never seen any kind of 7200RPM go above 5.9
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17 Jan 2011   #4

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Give it enough cache and a firmware to try and cache everything, and it's possible. I'd like to know too, though.
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17 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

idk how I got it either (installed Windows 7 x64 the other day and had 7.3, just installed Windows 7 x86 today and got 7.2)

I didn't do anything special to my drives either in terms of firmware changing n that. However it came is how it is now.

My exact HDD is a WDC WD32 00BEKT-60V5T1 SATA Disk Drive (from device manager)
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17 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

@Cluberti

I suppose. Although I think that would be kind of hard on a laptop.

@Espionage
Just a standard 320GB Scorpio Black?

Congrats! You, my friend, quite possible owns the fastest 320GB Scorpio Black in all the planet
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17 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Getting that high a score with a spinning drive is something I've not seen before. Can you open an elevated command prompt and type in: "winsat disk" (without quotes) and hit Enter
Post a snip of the window when finished.
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17 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

Done

I was copying something from a DVD though at the time but idk if it affected anything or not.


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17 Jan 2011   #9

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Winsat disk -v actually, as we would want to see every test in verbose output .
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17 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 

Ok heres this 1:
Code:
C:\Users\Espionage724>winsat disk -v
Windows System Assessment Tool
> Command Line 'winsat  disk -v'
> DWM running... leaving it on
> System processor power policy saved and set to 'max performance'
> Running: Feature Enumeration ''
> Gathering System Information
> Operating System                        : 6.1 Build-7601
> Processor                               : AMD Athlon(tm)X2 DualCore QL-66
> TSC Frequency                           : 0
> Number of Processors                    : 1
> Number of Cores                         : 2
> Number of CPUs                          : 2
> Number of Cores per Processor           : 2
> Number of CPUs Per Core                 : 1
> Cores have logical CPUs                 : NO
> L1 Cache and line Size                  : 65536  64
> L2 Cache and line Size                  : 524288  64
> Total physical mem available to the OS  : 2.74 GB (2,949,505,024 bytes)
> Adapter Description                     : ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
> Adapter Manufacturer                    : ATI Technologies Inc.
> Adapter Driver Version                  : 8.801.0.0
> Adapter Driver Date (yy/mm/dd)          : 2010\11\25
> Has DX9 or better                       : Yes
> Has Pixel shader 2.0 or better          : Yes
> Has LDDM Driver                         : Yes
> Dedicated (local) video memory          : 252.535MB
> System memory dedicated as video memory : 0MB
> System memory shared as video memory    : 1150.43MB
> Primary Monitor Size                    : 1024 X 768  (786432 total pixels)
> WinSAT is Official                       : Yes
> Run Time 00:00:00.00
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -read -n 0'
Mode Flags = 0x%08x
Disk Number = 0
Iterations = 1
IO Count = 256
Sequential IO Size = 65536
Random IO Size = 16384
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[0] - 71.909285 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[1] - 77.052500 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[2] - 70.809355 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[3] - 75.410889 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[4] - 65.137694 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[5] - 63.988101 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[6] - 65.981194 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[7] - 60.383641 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[8] - 63.349244 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[9] - 60.502938 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[10] - 56.618133 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[11] - 52.694746 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[12] - 53.937043 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[13] - 47.906705 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[14] - 45.438974 MB/s
Run[1] Type[0x01080001] Zone[15] - 44.886488 MB/s
> Run Time 00:00:12.22
> Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
Mode Flags = 0x%08x
Disk Number = 0
Iterations = 1
IO Count = 1000
Sequential IO Size = 65536
Random IO Size = 16384
Run[1] Type[0x01000002] Zone[0] - 1.337233 MB/s
> Run Time 00:00:12.28
> Running: Storage Assessment '-scen 2009 -drive C:'
Mode Flags = 0x%08x
Disk Number = 0
Iterations = 1
IO Count = 9000
Sequential IO Size = 65536
Random IO Size = 16384

        Requesting a file of size 1073741824 located at physical offset 0x2545c8
0200.

Expected number of IOs: 9000
Number of IOs in trace file:9239
> Run Time 00:01:01.37
> Running: Storage Assessment '-seq -write -drive C:'
Mode Flags = 0x%08x
Disk Number = 0
Iterations = 8
IO Count = 1000
Sequential IO Size = 65536
Random IO Size = 16384

        Requesting a file of size 65536000 located at physical offset 0x6500200.


Run[1] Type[0x02000001] Zone[0] - 63.915542 MB/s
Run[2] Type[0x02000001] Zone[0] - 68.627721 MB/s
Run[3] Type[0x02000001] Zone[0] - 66.492799 MB/s
Run[4] Type[0x02000001] Zone[0] - 69.398810 MB/s
Run[5] Type[0x02000001] Zone[0] - 69.606473 MB/s
Run[6] Type[0x02000001] Zone[0] - 68.704295 MB/s
Run[7] Type[0x02000001] Zone[0] - 73.164556 MB/s
Run[8] Type[0x02000001] Zone[0] - 66.993727 MB/s
> Run Time 00:00:11.28
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -seq'
Mode Flags = 0x%08x
Disk Number = 0
Iterations = 1
IO Count = 2501
Sequential IO Size = 65536
Random IO Size = 16384

        Requesting a file of size 67108864 located at physical offset 0x2545c802
00.

Expected number of IOs: 2501
Number of IOs in trace file:2533
> Run Time 00:00:05.16
> Running: Storage Assessment '-flush -drive C: -ran'
Mode Flags = 0x%08x
Disk Number = 0
Iterations = 1
IO Count = 2501
Sequential IO Size = 65536
Random IO Size = 16384

        Requesting a file of size 67108864 located at physical offset 0x2545c802
00.

Expected number of IOs: 2501
Number of IOs in trace file:2532
> Run Time 00:00:10.44
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 4096'
Mode Flags = 0x%08x
Disk Number = 0
Iterations = 1
IO Count = 1000
Sequential IO Size = 65536
Random IO Size = 4096
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.03
> Running: Storage Assessment '-hybrid -ran -read -n 0 -ransize 16384'
Mode Flags = 0x%08x
Disk Number = 0
Iterations = 1
IO Count = 1000
Sequential IO Size = 65536
Random IO Size = 16384
NV Cache not present.
> Run Time 00:00:00.03
> Disk  Sequential 64.0 Read                   77.24 MB/s          6.1
> Disk  Random 16.0 Read                       1.52 MB/s          4.0
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate              2.41 ms/IO          6.7
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs                  9.66 units          7.2
> Responsiveness: Long IOs                     6.78 units          7.6
> Responsiveness: Overall                      65.54 units          6.9
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor                0.0
> Disk  Sequential 64.0 Write                  72.48 MB/s          6.0
> Average Read Time with Sequential Writes     6.903 ms          5.4
> Latency: 95th Percentile                     19.865 ms          4.6
> Latency: Maximum                             157.388 ms          7.5
> Average Read Time with Random Writes         10.968 ms          4.3
> Total Run Time 00:01:53.93
> The System processor power policy was restored

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