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Windows 7: new SSD and WEI still only 7.2?

01 Jul 2012   #1

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 
new SSD and WEI still only 7.2?

so i recently installed a new 256gb crucial M4 SSD and migrated my old C: onto it. i've run the windows experience index assessment and it only comes out to a 7.2 for the primary hard disk.

i couldve sworn i read somewhere that an SSD was the only way to get a 7.9 on WEI primary hard disk rating. have i done something wrong? or am i just confused/misguided.

no big deal, i am just curious mostly

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01 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

7.2 is pretty good... but i do believe the one of the few guaranteed ways to get it would be to have 2 SSDs in a RAID 0 array...

More importantly, if you want to know if you're getting bang for your buck in the SSD you purchased you should use disk benchmarking software like CrystalDiskMark (http://crystalmark.info/software/Cry.../index-e.html/) and AS SSD Benchmark (http://alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloa...?download_id=9)

Compare the results with others who have the same drive..

Conventional HDDs of all types are capped at 5.9..
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01 Jul 2012   #3

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

aaahhh! i forgot about raid setups. those just don't seem like that great of an idea to me.

thanks!
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01 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

No worries mate, I'm waiting to pick up one of those babies when the higher capacities drop in prices meself!
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01 Jul 2012   #5

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Verrrry Interesting.. I have a OCZ Vertex 3 120GB. It rates a 7.8.
I wouldn't have thought there'd be a lot of difference in SSD drive performances.
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01 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
Verrrry Interesting.. I have a OCZ Vertex 3 120GB. It rates a 7.8.
I wouldn't have thought there'd be a lot of difference in SSD drive performances.
Tanya, I do believe the Vertex 3 has a SandForce controller built into it?

The Sandforce drives are much faster than the Crucial drives in general (coupled with OCZ's in house firmware) but are known not be as reliable as the Marvell based controller the Crucial M4 uses...
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01 Jul 2012   #7

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

how high of a cap? i just got this a few weeks ago for well under $1 per gb....and then 2 days later the price dropped nearly $50. then one day after that, newegg had a ___% off on the exact SSD i had just bought

check this out if ur looking into it:
Let's Talk SSD: Which is the Best? & HUGE Price Drops! - YouTube
SSD Market Update Featuring OCZ Vertex 4 SSD NCIX Tech Tips - YouTube
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01 Jul 2012   #8

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
Verrrry Interesting.. I have a OCZ Vertex 3 120GB. It rates a 7.8.
I wouldn't have thought there'd be a lot of difference in SSD drive performances.
Tanya, I do believe the Vertex 3 has a SandForce controller built into it?

The Sandforce drives are much faster than the Crucial drives in general (coupled with OCZ's in house firmware) but are known not be as reliable as the Marvell based controller the Crucial M4 uses...
thats why i chose the m4
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01 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Straight up 512 GB, socrgy9. Will not settle for anything less so i can just directly clone my 500 GB laptop HDD into the new drive with mininum hassles of having to move programs or files around...

Thanks for the links though, interesting watch!
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01 Jul 2012   #10

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
Straight up 512 GB, socrgy9. Will not settle for anything less so i can just directly clone my 500 GB laptop HDD into the new drive with mininum hassles of having to move programs or files around...

Thanks for the links though, interesting watch!
thats what i did. but i got an SSD big enough for just my files on C: because mine was 625gb.

i ended up using the paragon migrate os to ssd program. cost 20$ but it made everything smooth sailing. all i had to do was change the boot drive in my mobo bios.

its interesting to know different ssd's would have that kind of a difference in speed. i didnt think there was so much variation
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