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Windows 7: Best Windows Experience Index - Hard Drive?

26 Oct 2009   #1
landozelig

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Best Windows Experience Index - Hard Drive?

I'm curious to see what kind of numbers people have gotten for the primary hard disk data transfer rate. Under Vista I scored 5.9 on all tests as it was as high as the numbers would go.

After a clean install of Win7 Ultimate, I was quite surprised to find my primary hard disk score remained at a 5.9. My boot drive is made up of 2 10,000RPM cheetah SATA drives in a RAID stripe (RAID0). I'm wondering if this test is still maxed out at 5.9. If you got higher than 5.9, what kind of drive are you using? I'm sure SSD's score higher.

Cheers.


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26 Oct 2009   #2
oldspook

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by landozelig View Post
I'm curious to see what kind of numbers people have gotten for the primary hard disk data transfer rate. Under Vista I scored 5.9 on all tests as it was as high as the numbers would go.

After a clean install of Win7 Ultimate, I was quite surprised to find my primary hard disk score remained at a 5.9. My boot drive is made up of 2 10,000RPM cheetah SATA drives in a RAID stripe (RAID0). I'm wondering if this test is still maxed out at 5.9. If you got higher than 5.9, what kind of drive are you using? I'm sure SSD's score higher.

Cheers.
I also did a clean install of Win7 Ultimate and scored 5.9 for my HDD. My boot drive is Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM. One of the fastest SATA hard drives made.
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26 Oct 2009   #3
landozelig

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldspook View Post
I also did a clean install of Win7 Ultimate and scored 5.9 for my HDD. My boot drive is Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM. One of the fastest SATA hard drives made.
That's why I'm thinking it may be capped at 5.9 as it was in Vista - or you need a SSD to go past it.
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26 Oct 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's not capped at 5.9. Every section of the assessment can reach 7.9, but like you say, you'd need a ssd to reach higher levels pretty much. It just doesn't seem to go higher than that for HDDs. I've seen some that have it, not sure where, but this thread is the place to look.

Show Us Your WEI
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26 Oct 2009   #5
landozelig

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

7.9? Dang, I need to do some upgrades
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26 Oct 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

7.9 is the max level with Windows 7. Unlike 5.9 max in Vista.
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26 Oct 2009   #7
s matthews

windows 7 home premium
 
 
Custom built rig and getting higher than 5.9 boys!

Read all this and interested to know about scores so setting a benchmark. My spec is

Windows 7 Home Premium
Core i7 965 Extreme @ 3.68GHz
12 GB DDR3 RAM 1600 GHz
Nvidia GTX 295 X 2 Quad Sli
OCZ Vertex 128GB SSD - Boot Drive
300GB Velociraptor 10,000 RPM
1TB Samsung 7,200 RPM
Silverstone TJ07 Water cooled rig

Scores in Windows Experience Index

7.6
7.7
7.9
7.9
6.6 Hard Disc

Overall score 6.6 improved from 6.4 after cleaning SSD and installing some old software.

Cheers boys beat this!
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26 Oct 2009   #8
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nice specs s matthews. Welcome aboard.
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26 Oct 2009   #9
Shockwave

Windows 7 Proffesional
 
 

My vertex that I bought( and returned for a agility instead to save $100 plus get the same performance) gave me a 7.2 on build 7600 last week. The agility and official windows 7 should be in later this week.
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26 Oct 2009   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

7.4 with my Intel X25-M Gen 2 drive. This was before the firmware upgrade which incuded TRIM support and faster sequential write performance. Will have to check at some point to see if that made any change to the results.

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