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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI (2)

01 Jul 2010   #321
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

@ Dave I just looked at your specs and specifically your internet speed that made me chuckle man, sorry I mean it in a nice way, there is talk over here of Virgin Broadband having 400MB download speeds http://www.techradar.com/news/intern...oadband-698361 by the end of the year, I only manage 6.1MB down and 1MB up, sadly I can't get Virgin as I am not in a cabled area, but the slowest part of my system is the Internet, I remember in the old days I would be waiting on the Rig to catch up with the Internet now it is the other way around if that makes sense.


Steve


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01 Jul 2010   #322
jsettoon

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugOutMachine View Post
Not too shabby for an OEM that was purchased on 4/24/2008. Taken today on 6/26/2010:
Good scores

I've got pretty much the same computer, with almost the same scores.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
If you shrink your windows partition to about 100 GB, it would bring that HDD score up a tenth or 2
My OEM, same as mentioned above, has an 80GB OS partition and still gets a 5.9.

It's the highest you can get with a good HDD, and no RAID.
I built my first machine in 2008, and have the same 5.9 for the HDD. Do you think moving the OS to an SDD will improve the score and the overall speed of my computer? Any thoughts would be appreciated before I spend the money on an SDD. Here are my scores:

Show Us Your WEI (2)-wei.jpg


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01 Jul 2010   #323
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsettoon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugOutMachine View Post
Not too shabby for an OEM that was purchased on 4/24/2008. Taken today on 6/26/2010:
Good scores

I've got pretty much the same computer, with almost the same scores.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
If you shrink your windows partition to about 100 GB, it would bring that HDD score up a tenth or 2
My OEM, same as mentioned above, has an 80GB OS partition and still gets a 5.9.

It's the highest you can get with a good HDD, and no RAID.
I built my first machine in 2008, and have the same 5.9 for the HDD. Do you think moving the OS to an SDD will improve the score and the overall speed of my computer? Any thoughts would be appreciated before I spend the money on an SDD. Here are my scores:

Attachment 82617
The short answer is, yes.
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02 Jul 2010   #324
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsettoon View Post





I built my first machine in 2008, and have the same 5.9 for the HDD. Do you think moving the OS to an SDD will improve the score and the overall speed of my computer? Any thoughts would be appreciated before I spend the money on an SDD. Here are my scores:

Attachment 82617

Hello jsettoon, welcome to Seven Forums!


There's a lot of useful info in this tutorial and the "related tutorials" links at the bottom of the tutorial if you decide to get a SSD, have a look at the link below.
There's no need to do a "clean all" on a new drive but I'd do Option Three so I didn't get the 100MB boot partition added at OS install.


SSD : Optimize for Windows Re-Installation
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02 Jul 2010   #325
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
@ Dave I just looked at your specs and specifically your internet speed that made me chuckle man, sorry I mean it in a nice way, there is talk over here of Virgin Broadband having 400MB download speeds Virgin Media already looking to 400Mbps broadband | News | TechRadar UK by the end of the year, I only manage 6.1MB down and 1MB up, sadly I can't get Virgin as I am not in a cabled area, but the slowest part of my system is the Internet, I remember in the old days I would be waiting on the Rig to catch up with the Internet now it is the other way around if that makes sense.


Steve
I don't like talking about internet speed

Let's just say mine is in the lower single digits, very low

I've learned to live with it, well to be honest struggling to learn to live with it.
Someday, soon I hope, we might get into the high single digits, yahoo

I can remember a 'few years ago' I would have been happy to have my current internet speed. I've worked in some very remote places...
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02 Jul 2010   #326
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsettoon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugOutMachine View Post
Not too shabby for an OEM that was purchased on 4/24/2008. Taken today on 6/26/2010:
Good scores

I've got pretty much the same computer, with almost the same scores.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
If you shrink your windows partition to about 100 GB, it would bring that HDD score up a tenth or 2
My OEM, same as mentioned above, has an 80GB OS partition and still gets a 5.9.

It's the highest you can get with a good HDD, and no RAID.
I built my first machine in 2008, and have the same 5.9 for the HDD. Do you think moving the OS to an SDD will improve the score and the overall speed of my computer? Any thoughts would be appreciated before I spend the money on an SDD. Here are my scores:

Attachment 82617
Hi jsettoon, Welcome to Seven Forums.

As mentioned already, Yes, a big Yes.

A SSD will give you a very noticeable increase in overall performance.
My little 40GB Intel X25-V gives me a 7.6 in the Primary Hard Disk WEI score.
My computer starts (18 sec) and shuts down very fast.
Programs start incredibly fast compared to my old HDD, which is a good HDD 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB cache with a 5.9 WEI score.

I would have to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to go back to a HDD.
Can't see it happening.

A SSD is arguably the best noticeable performance upgrade for the price, even at the current prices, available today.

Some may argue the point, but usually is someone that hasn't tried one yet,
(No offense intended towards anyone ), have never heard anyone that bought one mention any regrets.

But, that's just my opinion

With your specs, nice computer BTW, I would recommend a SSD.
Do your research, read up on all the info you can.
The OCZ forum has a lot of useful information on SSDs, good reading even if you don't get that brand.
When you see a lot of tweaks listed, these are for Gen1 SSDs. The newer Gen2 SSDs don't need hardly any changes.
Win7 will use the optimum settings for your SSD, do a fresh clean install.
Anandtech forum has some very good articles on SSDs.
They have a good comparison SSD Product Benchmarks tool that lets you compare SSDs side by side.

The manufacturers all seem to tout the Sequential read and writes, but these are not very important for running your OS.
The most important is the Random Read, distant second is Random write.
Very important is the Input/Output ability of the controller. This is what made the Intel SSDs so popular, until the latest round of new SSDs came out, they are rated better than the Intels, for now.
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02 Jul 2010   #327
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steve-pressman View Post
@ Dave I just looked at your specs and specifically your internet speed that made me chuckle man, sorry I mean it in a nice way, there is talk over here of Virgin Broadband having 400MB download speeds Virgin Media already looking to 400Mbps broadband | News | TechRadar UK by the end of the year, I only manage 6.1MB down and 1MB up, sadly I can't get Virgin as I am not in a cabled area, but the slowest part of my system is the Internet, I remember in the old days I would be waiting on the Rig to catch up with the Internet now it is the other way around if that makes sense.


Steve
I don't like talking about internet speed

Let's just say mine is in the lower single digits, very low

I've learned to live with it, well to be honest struggling to learn to live with it.
Someday, soon I hope, we might get into the high single digits, yahoo

I can remember a 'few years ago' I would have been happy to have my current internet speed. I've worked in some very remote places...
If anybody wants to feel better about their internet speeds.... Come spend some time in South Africa. Our service providers are only starting to think of introducing 8, 10 and 12 lines now! Currently, the fastest we can get is 4Mbit/s (not MB/s), and even that never really runs at full speed anyway...
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02 Jul 2010   #328
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post

I don't like talking about internet speed

Let's just say mine is in the lower single digits, very low

I've learned to live with it, well to be honest struggling to learn to live with it.
Someday, soon I hope, we might get into the high single digits, yahoo

I can remember a 'few years ago' I would have been happy to have my current internet speed. I've worked in some very remote places...
If anybody wants to feel better about their internet speeds.... Come spend some time in South Africa. Our service providers are only starting to think of introducing 8, 10 and 12 lines now! Currently, the fastest we can get is 4Mbit/s (not MB/s), and even that never really runs at full speed anyway...
ZaLiTH, I have spent some years in central and north Africa, and I have experienced your pain.

My internet speed is a little better than yours, but only a little bit.

Someday we'll all get reasonable internet speed.
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02 Jul 2010   #329
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok I have just got my beast back from being repaired and before I sent it away I enabled AHCI didn't have a chance to do a re-test of the WEI. So I have just connected it all back up and done the test again and have gained 2 points gone from 7.1 to 7.3 so it really does make a difference and I swear it is running faster than it already was I am one happy Guy today


Steve


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02 Jul 2010   #330
jsettoon

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Thanks eveyone for the input. I'm sold on the SSD, but I want to make sure and get a gen 2. For my needs and budget I'll probably get the Intel X-25M 80G. Does anyone know the model number for the gen 2 SSD. Newegg has several X-25M 80G drives listed with different model numbers.
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