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Windows 7: Low Hard Drive Scores on Windows Experience Index

11 Jan 2009   #21
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grimreaper View Post
This setting improves performance, but a power outage or hardware failure may result in data loss, so I would strongly recommend a UPS (power backup supply).

HD score 3.0
Seagates 3X500GB RAID 0
Mobo evga 780i
Wow, this time I *should* post a *search the forums* reminder....

For those folks using nForce based mobos and Seagates for HDs (and quite possibly Maxtors too) see https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...html#post10171

This allows you to leave write caching on and still get amazing performance out of your drives - as they were meant to be used.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I2aMpAnT View Post
I too have an EVGA board and Seagate drives....coincidence?
Sort of - the coincidence is the Seagates and Maxtors, not the mobo - those with nForce based mobos can do something about it right now without disabling write caching. Those without are stuck waiting, especially if disabling write caching still doesn't help.

TBH, I am beginning to wonder if it has to do with a weird implementation of SMART that I read about a while back - if W7 is misdetecting that SMART implementation as Command Queuing implementation, then this could be the whole reason this is happening....


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11 Jan 2009   #22
Soylent

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There are most posts about this topic here: https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ur-wei-34.html
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11 Jan 2009   #23
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Wow, this time I *should* post a *search the forums* reminder....



This allows you to leave write caching on and still get amazing performance out of your drives - as they were meant to be used.

Got the hint lmao
I left write caching on, anyways I figured out my WEI issue...will post in the appropriate area.
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11 Jan 2009   #24
johngalt

 

Yeah - the link where I figured out the fix for nForce / Seagate users is on page 16 - then the topic kinda died and then picked back up when you posted, Soylent.

I think I am going to organize all those posts *out* of the WEI thread to make them more accessible as their own sticky.
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13 Jan 2009   #25
thescreensavers

Windows 7
 
 

Using a Hitachi Hard Drive here 2.0 rating qq

and It does not support write caching so it was disabled to start with
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13 Jan 2009   #26
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thescreensavers View Post
Using a Hitachi Hard Drive here 2.0 rating qq

and It does not support write caching so it was disabled to start with

Damn, that's tough, I guess it's more of an issue than Seagate/Maxtor Drives with nForce chipsets.
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13 Jan 2009   #27
bala7

Windows 7 64 bit Build 7600 RTM
 
 

Thanks for the guy who found out this work out to get back my hdd score!! Hats Off!!!. I was really in a confused state since my hdd seagate 320 gb with 16 mb cache gave me 3.0 in win7 32 bit and 2.9 in win7 64 bit... But now i got back my 5.9 in WEI.
One more request..

Can anybody tell me "What is the impact of write caching on WEI and especially basic HDD usage apart from saving data when power failure occurs?""
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28 Jan 2009   #28
whoppergator

Windows 7
 
 
Turn it back on!

Don't forget to turn your write-caching back on after your test! Not only is it important for performance, but after you've turned it off, tested it, and turned it back on, it still is fixed!

So if you really want, turn it off, test, then turn it back on and test again. Should be working now. Bug, but at least there is a fix.
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29 Jan 2009   #29
elixir

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

HDD : 2.0
maxtor 20Gb
M7VIQ

testing on-going.....
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26 Jun 2009   #30
Original Sliice

Windows 7
 
 
Low Sorce For Me Too....

I have a linear read speed of 500MB/s and only getting a HDD score of 6.2.

Gods knows what you need to hit the highest score?
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