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Windows 7: Best Windows Experience Index - Hard Drive?


19 Nov 2011   #51

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I made one of the drives on my Mac Pro into a Windows 7 Pro x64 boot drive, and it also shows the hard drive as being the lowest-scoring component. This is a relatively inexpensive 320GB Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 rpm SATA drive.

Is the concensus that this test is not particularly indicative of performance? It seems odd to have the exact score of 5.9 across so many systems, rather than a normal distribution.



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20 Nov 2011   #52

 

5.9 is the max score for any system running a spinning Hard Drive. Even using Intel's smart Response with the Z68 chipsets with an SSD for caching and a 7200RPM spinner you will only see a 5.9 score but you will really notice a big time real world jump in speed; makes the system really snapping.
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20 Nov 2011   #53

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I got a 6.4 with my 4 x 1tb Western Digital Blacks... So, having spinners can go past 5.9

My SSD scores 7.8 so it's just that SSD's score way better, Probably because of the access time being so low, cause I know my 4x1tb raid 0 can transfer at over 600mb/s which my SSD can't do....
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21 Nov 2011   #54

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
5.9 is the max score for any system running a spinning Hard Drive. Even using Intel's smart Response with the Z68 chipsets with an SSD for caching and a 7200RPM spinner you will only see a 5.9 score but you will really notice a big time real world jump in speed; makes the system really snapping.
Hi Kipper... I've just got an Intel Z68 based board (Asus P8Z68-V Pro) and have a Western Digital Caviar Black (64Mb cache) HDD, and while it's fast, I was thinking of getting an SSD for the Smart Response caching.

Aside from the WEI score, do you see a real-world result that makes it's worth trying?
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21 Nov 2011   #55

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

The 120 GB Intel 320 SSD that was installed in my HP HPE Desktop after the original 1TB Hitachi HDD crashed after only 8 months boosted the Disc WEI from 5.9 to 7.7.






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17 Dec 2011   #56

Windows 7 Home Edition
 
 

processor - 7.8, Memory - 7.9, Graphics - 7.9, Gaming graphics - 7.9, Primary Hard Disk WAS 7.6 with my 60 gig SSD, but it fell to 5.9 after I stuck in my larger HDD. I can't say that I have a right to complain, but seeing it drop like that is a little miff-worthy.

Intel i7 3930K - stock
Gigabyte X79 UD3 board
8 gigs ram
60 gig ADATA ssd
500 gig SATA3 HDD (seagate, I believe)
2 HIS AMD 6950s

It's got good bones, even if I had to skimp a little to stay under budget. I'd like to fix that 5.9, but I fear that would mean a larger SSD, and I'm not ready for that.
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17 Dec 2011   #57

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 



I'm running a LaCie 2TD eSATA Raid 0 HDD and it doesn't affect the performance of the Intel 320 SSD at all.

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17 Oct 2012   #58

Windows 7 Ulitimate RC1 (Build 7100)
 
 

Necroing the thread for great justice!

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21 Oct 2012   #59

win 7 64 home premium
 
 

try enabling superfetch. someone mentioned that and i tried it and went from 5.9 to 6.7...
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