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Windows 7: My Windows Experience Index incorrectly accesses my harddrive

22 Jan 2012   #1
Alpha90

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
My Windows Experience Index incorrectly accesses my harddrive

I know this is nitpicky and rather insane but i have a sata 3 hard drive using a sata 3 cable plugged into a sata 3 controller and windows only rates my HDD transfer rate as 5.9 (eg sata 2) and i know this is nitpicky but what do i need to do to fix that


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22 Jan 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alpha90 View Post
I know this is nitpicky and rather insane but i have a sata 3 hard drive using a sata 3 cable plugged into a sata 3 controller and windows only rates my HDD transfer rate as 5.9 (eg sata 2) and i know this is nitpicky but what do i need to do to fix that
5.9 is the max for non SSD drives. Is yours ssd?
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28 Jan 2012   #3
Alpha90

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Oh no i didnt read that. Nope mine is a non solid state drive
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28 Jan 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

wysiwyg
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28 Jan 2012   #5
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Actually, 5.9 is pretty good for a HDD. Most are lower--Around 5.4. What is the model number? I wouldn't mind having a couple of those for video/music file storage. If you have a USB thumb drive that's fast, you might look into using one for ReadyBoost. Windows will store most used files on it and speed up access.
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28 Jan 2012   #6
Alpha90

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 is the Hardware ID
I have a Hitachi 2GB Sata 3 drive
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28 Jan 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Is that 2GB or 2TB ??
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28 Jan 2012   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

AS mentioned, 5.9 is the most you will see with a mechanical HD.
SATA 3 interface isn't really even needed for them, as they can not even saturate SATA 2 bandwidth much less 3.

Not exactly sure why they make mechanical drives as SATA 3, since the ports are backwards compatable anyway.
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28 Jan 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Not exactly sure why they make mechanical drives as SATA 3, since the ports are backwards compatable anyway.
That is indeed a good question. I think it is a sales gimmick. Mechanical drives cannot even saturate 50% of Sata2. The best ones do 1Gb/sec. Not sure though how these hybrids feed the channel.
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28 Jan 2012   #10
Alpha90

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

My mistake yes 2TB
and I dont know either mostlikely it is a sales gimmick or forced standardization
I only bought the drive because it was 2TB and my only options were Sata 3
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