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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI (2)

16 Jan 2011   #1421
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It's a conspiracy!! I'd imagine most of you ran the WEI soon after the SSD install? Is it possible that after use, it somehow reports it as having lesser performance? WEI, what a concept, lol. A Guy


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17 Jan 2011   #1422
RealGoneKid

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

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Yes.. Nice scores..

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If only my SSD stayed @7.9. Oh well
Yes mine was at 7.9.. Not no more it's at 7.6, Why would that happen? Anyone?
My Vertex 2 has dropped to 7.5 from 7.7 as well.
This is shocking news, So as soon as you use some of its free space it takes performance away. So these tiny 50/60GB drives for around £100 are a waste of money?
Perhaps saving for that 320gb isn't such a bad idea?
But that will soon fill up too, my Program files & Program Files x86 amass to 195GB so far, not a problem on my 1.5TB pair of drives, but that would easy max out a 320gb ssd with documents too.
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I know you can change install directory for most Programs & games, but if the files are not on the SSD then there will be the same performance for gaming & Programs as before.
I have heard talk of massive SSD's but they are real pricey, it's around £500 for a good 320GB. That's £1000 for 2 of these, 1 for windows and 1 for Programs & Games. (And you could soon fill up the 2nd).
Perhaps a wise choice would be an 80GB SSD Just for Windows, (Even change the File paths for Documents). Then get a 320GB or bigger and run all Programs, Games & Documents off that.
Although a score of 7.6 is amazing compared to a spinner with 5.9, So the performance gain would be quite welcome.
But some Users have sometimes 2 SSD's in Raid with the exact same cloned contents on them for faster performance, So to get that with my theoretical solution, that would mean 2 80GB SSD's in Raid & 2 320GB SSD's in Raid, Just for an OS and Installed Programs/Games/Documents.
That still leaves Movies/Music/Photo's and Any downloaded Setup files needed in case of drastic failure to rebuild a system. I know these files can go on spinners, but they degrade over time. So data must be backed up again to new drives periodically.
Perhaps a BLU-RAY 50GB Disk backup solution is the only way forward for true Permanent File Storage?
The whole thing is ridiculously costly.
I have a large selection of drives in my Library and I'm always fearful of Data Loss.
Paying out money for better performance should be the least of our worries, When True Permanent DATA Backup solutions should be where technology should be heading.
Imagine putting information on a drive and never worry about it's condition, Knowing that you could go back to use it in 50 years and it would still work perfectly.
Now that's a Hard Disk Drive I would be very happy to pay for.


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17 Jan 2011   #1423
jschatte

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hey, I just got my new system together and was looking at this thread, so i though i would submit my scores. I plan on overclocking this processor after it is broken in a bit, and a vertex 2 is on the way!


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17 Jan 2011   #1424
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RealGoneKid View Post
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Yes.. Nice scores..



Yes mine was at 7.9.. Not no more it's at 7.6, Why would that happen? Anyone?
My Vertex 2 has dropped to 7.5 from 7.7 as well.
This is shocking news, So as soon as you use some of its free space it takes performance away.
Well, it may change the WEI...I sincerely doubt the user notices a difference. Those who've had it happen can tell us. A Guy
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17 Jan 2011   #1425
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I can't tell outside of benchmarks but it's not just the WEI score that is affected. See here for more details: Show us your SSD performance
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17 Jan 2011   #1426
Anusha

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I can't tell outside of benchmarks but it's not just the WEI score that is affected. See here for more details: Show us your SSD performance
Well the performance is supposed to drop on sandforce drives because it seems to reach settle at some speed after a while.
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17 Jan 2011   #1427
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I think pretty much all SSDs kind of peak when they're new then drop slightly but level out. I highly doubt the drive will continue to degrade (but I'll be monitoring it)
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17 Jan 2011   #1428
Beginning

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Wow... Everyone talking about a drop in WEI. Manufacturers must get a good laugh at this thread if they monitor. I can't say I've really noticed any drop in performance but I'm pretty sure the start up time has changed. When I first got the SSD the little pulsating flag was visible for only 2.5 sec. Now it's visible for about 3.5 to 4 seconds. Not a really big deal. Oh well my system still rocks..
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19 Jan 2011   #1429
cbaile6692

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Updated Drivers on my GTX 460

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My GTX 460 is now screaming after a driver update from nVidia and few more tweaks of my own.
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21 Jan 2011   #1430
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

Here comes SSD


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