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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI [3]

27 May 2012   #1321
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
My 7,200 RPM Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB in my desktop gets a 5.9, and it was my understanding that this was one of the fasted spinners. Then I just got a laptop with a 500GB spinner that runs at 5,400, and it also gets a 5.9....so I don't know what to believe anymore....lol.
What I posted concerned laptops only.

Remember lappys only have 1.8in. or 2.5in spinners not 3.5in.
There is a big performance difference between 1.8, 2.5 and 3.5 spinners.

Many 5400rpm 3.5in. desktop spinners perform as well as or better than 7200rpm 2.5in laptop spinner.

Also the older lappys may be running SATA 1.5 and newer laptops can be running SATA 6.0Gb/s
Chipset can effect speeds.

WEI is not a great benchmark. HD Tune is a much better utility for testing actual read/write speed on spinners.

EDIT: 1.8 inch spinners are common in laptops also. These are more likely to have 4.9 WEI scores.


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27 May 2012   #1322
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Here is mine. My system was built in 2007 and has had nothing added to it. Except for a Wireless Card and Replacement DVD-RW and new Blu-Ray drive.

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27 May 2012   #1323
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Burdus

Good marks.
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Also concerning laptops many only have 1.8in. spinners and those are more likely going to be 4.9 WEI scores.
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27 May 2012   #1324
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Burdus

Good marks.
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Also concerning laptops many only have 1.8in. spinners and those are more likely going to be 4.9 WEI scores.
Thanks, it's not a bad system to say it's a 5 year old Dell. Although the case is a stupid design!
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27 May 2012   #1325
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

I realize WEI isn't the be-all and end-all, but it's fascinating to me that my on-board graphics on my laptop rate higher than the dedicated card on my desktop.
Laptop....


And desktop.....
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Either one can do everything I need it to do, so I'm not stressing over it or planning to buy a new card for the desktop.

I'm just curious as to the why. I know the 9400GT is old, and the laptop is new, so I'm guessing that the difference must be speed related, since the 9400GT has more dedicated memory and total memory available. Am I right, or totally off base?
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27 May 2012   #1326
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes Randy More graphics memory will help the WEI go a bit higher. If it is GDDR5 it is better than DDR2 or DDR3 memory on the card.
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27 May 2012   #1327
Big Tom

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Big Tom View Post
I'm thinking about upgrading my graphics card a little in my desktop. what do you guys think of this?

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH6570/DI/1GD3(LP) Radeon HD 6570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
The card has some good solid reviews. with your RAM, SSD, and 980BE CPU if your budget allows I would look at something with GDDR5 graphics memory though. Otherwise this would be a good upgrade mate!

Meanwhile... OC at 4.6GHz

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Nice OC! I Wish I Could Get Mine Stable @ 4.4 GHz, but I don't think it's possible for my setup. Also I'll Look Into the DDR5 Cards, I know you're right about that
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27 May 2012   #1328
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Just got my new Toshiba laptop a few hours ago. Give me your opinions people.

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27 May 2012   #1329
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Just got my new Toshiba laptop a few hours ago. Give me your opinions people.

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nice numbers. Very good for a Laptop.
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27 May 2012   #1330
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

The newest laptop in my stable.


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