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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI

07 Sep 2009   #1431
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

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Can't seem to break the magic 5.9 mark on disk speed.
Sad, huh? Dual Raptor 74s in RAID0 won't do it either. I think you need SSD to break that, but I have seen a higher one. Somewhere in this thread, I believe. Search DJg - it may have been him.
Sad indeed. I was noticing this when I posted my WEI. Shame is I am running a 300gig WD VelociRaptor 10,000rpm and I cannot get better than the 5.9. Yes about the SSD. I believe it was in this thread that someone got somewhere be 7.0 and 7.4 with their SSD.


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07 Sep 2009   #1432
DLG

64bit Windows 7 Build 7201
 
 

mine altho i find it odd that im getting the result i am with ati 4870x2 which is overclocked being beaten by lower cards..


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07 Sep 2009   #1433
Antman

 

WEI is designed to give a user a reasonable indication of how efficiently and effectively their particular hardware will support the OS.

It is not a benchmark utility of any further usefulness.

MS has determined, by whatever means and for whatever reason, that HDD technology has reached a maximum performance potential. There is little, if nothing, that is not true about that conclusion.
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07 Sep 2009   #1434
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Okay this is my score but IVE MODIFIED MY HDD SCORE so it can be right
(my hdd is fast 'nuff fast for that score ,ignoring the microsoft's "ssd is THE BEST trip")
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07 Sep 2009   #1435
DLG

64bit Windows 7 Build 7201
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
WEI is designed to give a user a reasonable indication of how efficiently and effectively their particular hardware will support the OS.

It is not a benchmark utility of any further usefulness.

MS has determined, by whatever means and for whatever reason, that HDD technology has reached a maximum performance potential. There is little, if nothing, that is not true about that conclusion.
thats good to know. thx
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07 Sep 2009   #1436
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

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Here is mine at the moment, the Hard Disc is killing me.

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Hard drive score is the limiting factor for a lot of us. I've seen a lot of 5.9s myself included. Fortunately it is not the only factor and so far I haven't seen any software that needs faster. I'd only be concerned if my hdd score was a lot lower than the 5.9 "norm".
If you think about it though the disk IS the limiting factor.Has been for years. Not just in the WEI. Hard drives are by far the slowest pieces of equipment in the machine and have cuase unfortuante performance penalties on all machines for decades.

Using an SSD is a liberating exerience, completely unbound by the mechanical nature of the HDD. Even if the total read/write rate is not any better than a good HDD setup, the constant 0.01ms seek time makes it seem like you are running everything out of ram all the time. Everything launches almost instantly. Huge memory pigs that have to seek for installed plugins and fonts like photoshop still load in less than 2 seconds (down from 10-20 on a traditional HDD) SSDs are an order of magnitute more responsive than a HD.

It would not surprise me if there was a cap on what a standard HD will score as their performance has not really increased much in the last several years. SSDs are the way of the future and the sky is the limit for them moving forward and I think the WEI scoring reflects that.

It would be nice if random write tests were used too, but for most of the daily experience of running windows and most programs, the apparent responsiveness of the system really is in the read performance of the drive.
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07 Sep 2009   #1437
Antman

 

On my machine, the keyboard is the slowest component. It even produces quite a few untrapped errors that I get blamed for. What is MS trying to hide by leaving that vital component out of WEI?
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07 Sep 2009   #1438
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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07 Sep 2009   #1439
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

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Yeah bu they didn't say that they would die after aprox 100000 write operations on one data block...thats why i boosted my hdd score!
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07 Sep 2009   #1440
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Actually you might be surprised at how often parts of your harddrive die during normal operation. In fact they frequently ship with dead spots on them from the factory. The drive works around them. And with wear leveling on the SSD drives. they are about equal in reliability to a mechanical drive at this point in time. (Assuming the upper set of quality drives).
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