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Windows 7: How can i make it better?

05 Jun 2010   #11
DaYiM

Windows 7, 64Bit
 
 

thaaaaaaaaaaanks



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05 Jun 2010   #12
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Are you serious?

Anyway, you're welcome...

zzz2496
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05 Jun 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

Test your HD using maker's full diag/repair CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Run chkdsk /r as admin on all drives.

Clean and order HD with free state-of-the-art CCleaner "Run Cleaner" and Registry tab, then Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers.

Now you have eliminated maintenance as possibility.
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05 Jun 2010   #14
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

greg, optimizing the disk content won't increase the WEI score... It's simply hardware limited, it can't transfer any faster than the current transfer rate, thus the low score.

zzz2496
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05 Jun 2010   #15
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
greg, optimizing the disk content won't increase the WEI score... It's simply hardware limited, it can't transfer any faster than the current transfer rate, thus the low score.

zzz2496
Agreed. And that is not a bad score for a hard drive.

DaYiM, don't get overly concerned with WEI scores. They are just an indicator, nothing more. Your system is good.
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05 Jun 2010   #16
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaYiM View Post
* look to the PICTURE.
1st: What is the meaning of this SPEED?
2nd: By changing the HardDisk well it become BETTER?
3rd: Do i need to change BOTH or just the Primary/Secondary?
REGARDS
1) That is not a speed, it is a rating that W7 gives your HDD based on its transfer and read/write speeds
2) Yes, but you will need a HDD that is BETTER than the one you have now
3) Yes, I think you would, but I am not sure.

If you really want to increase this score (such as for moving large amounts of Data like you said), then you will either need a Solid State Drive (SSD) or a very fast RAID setup (like zzz2496 mentioned).

An SSD would be the easiest and cheaper option, but they are still expensive. A high quality SSD can cost around $500 for a 320Gb drive. There are some less expensive, but still cost way more than your typical HDD. You could also try getting the Western Digital Velociraptor, a 10,000 RPM HDD.

A RAID setup would be even better, but costs WAY more. zzz2496 knows more about these than I do, but for an internal setup, you would need a $250 controller card, plus the hard drives themselves (preferable SATA III, at 6Gb/s)
The SAN setup he mentioned I know nothing about, so you will need to ask him.

In the end it really depends if you NEED to spend $500 or more just to increase the score. That is up to you, but if you are serious, make sure to get a LOT more information about it, and be sure to run your decision through us so we can make sure it will work like you hope.

~Lordbob
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05 Jun 2010   #17
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Good post, LB.
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05 Jun 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
greg, optimizing the disk content won't increase the WEI score... It's simply hardware limited, it can't transfer any faster than the current transfer rate, thus the low score.

zzz2496


Are you saying HD performance is never affected by, say, heavy fragmentation, multiple bad sectors, file system errors and gigs of needed cleanup?

I always look for things that can be done at no cost, and need to be part of regular maintenance anyway.

An SSD is as far out of my budget now as a SST.
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06 Jun 2010   #19
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
greg, optimizing the disk content won't increase the WEI score... It's simply hardware limited, it can't transfer any faster than the current transfer rate, thus the low score.

zzz2496


Are you saying HD performance is never affected by, say, heavy fragmentation, multiple bad sectors, file system errors and gigs of needed cleanup?

I always look for things that can be done at no cost, and need to be part of regular maintenance anyway.

An SSD is as far out of my budget now as a SST.
The HDD's "pure" performance is not affected by heavy fragmentation, that is my opinion. What is affected is, the capability of the disk when you ask it to retrieve random data off the disk. While the peak transfer rate is static, the random transfer rate can fluctuate. WEI score rates the "pure" performance value, defrag and any other "rearrangement" won't do WEI any good (We are talking about WEI score, are we?).

zzz2496
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06 Jun 2010   #20
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
greg, optimizing the disk content won't increase the WEI score... It's simply hardware limited, it can't transfer any faster than the current transfer rate, thus the low score.

zzz2496


Are you saying HD performance is never affected by, say, heavy fragmentation, multiple bad sectors, file system errors and gigs of needed cleanup?

I always look for things that can be done at no cost, and need to be part of regular maintenance anyway.

An SSD is as far out of my budget now as a SST.
The HDD's "pure" performance is not affected by heavy fragmentation, that is my opinion. What is affected is, the capability of the disk when you ask it to retrieve random data off the disk. While the peak transfer rate is static, the random transfer rate can fluctuate. WEI score rates the "pure" performance value, defrag and any other "rearrangement" won't do WEI any good (We are talking about WEI score, are we?).

zzz2496
Well said.

Greg, the transfer rate of the disk is ALWAYS a constant, limited by the slowest part of the system, whether that be the HDD itself, the cable, the motherboard, or the OS. Heavy fragmentation and broken sectors WILL NOT affect this.
Heavy fragmentation WILL affect read and write speeds. I don't know if the WEI takes this into account or not. Regardless, heavy fragmentation will slow your HDD down.

I am sure you know this, but you seemed confused.

~Lordbob
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