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Old 01-28-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default Windows 7 Primary hard disk rating 5.9?

I am waiting on my SSDs to be delivered but in the meantime I have been experimenting with my new system.

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WD WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB X2 RAID0

I configured TWO brand new WD WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB in a RAID0 array for testing purposes. After getting everything installed and configured I checked out my performance rating. I was disappointed to see that the Storage rating was a 5.9.

Does that sound accurate?

Will the rating improve when my OCZ Agility EX SLC SSDs are in a RAID0?

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Old 01-28-2010, 05:11 PM   #2
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The maximum score traditional hard drives can get is 5.9 I believe.

My single 40gb Kingston SSD gets a 7.6 WEI so RAID0 SSDs should get more than that.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:25 PM   #3
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one agility should score 7.9 lol

ssd is that good
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:31 PM   #4
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huh? i thought the maximum score WAS 5.9? I have all state of the art components for everything except hdd (still using 7200rpm), and they're all 5.9 as well (cpu, vid card, ram).
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:11 AM   #5
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my rate is 5.7, I don't think this rate is important, as long as there is no mechanical problem, I'll smile
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:07 AM   #6
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no hard drives are not state of the art. solid state is. i guess you get -2 points for using an ancient hard drive subsystem
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:29 AM   #7
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I have a theory that windows gives a higher score for safty and speed. I had 4 x 74 raptors in raid0 and only got 5.9, had a friend thed had 6.9 with 3 x 320 hitachi drives in raid5. He does have a ich9 southbridge while I have the ich7, so I may wrong.
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The maximum score traditional hard drives can get is 5.9 I believe.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:50 AM   #9
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huh? i thought the maximum score WAS 5.9? I have all state of the art components for everything except hdd (still using 7200rpm), and they're all 5.9 as well (cpu, vid card, ram).
You're getting Win7 confused with Vista

Vista -> 5.9
Win7 -> 7.9
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:25 AM   #10
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My raid 0 array on paid of hitachi 7200 rpm rate 5.9 in Win 7 while i test a single 1.5TB Seagate 5900rpm is rate at 5.9. I guese Win7 rate isn't accurate
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:50 PM   #11
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The maximum score traditional hard drives can get is 5.9 I believe.

My single 40gb Kingston SSD gets a 7.6 WEI so RAID0 SSDs should get more than that.
I got 6.0 with two Raptors.

Score doesn't mean much, one 7200 rpm drive can get 5.9, two in raid at best 6.0. it is like intel paid M$ to market SSDs
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probably because your latency is high. try it with a 512meg BBWC controller in raid-0 - weak cache hurts
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:38 PM   #13
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Looks normal.

If you want high HDD scores in 7, you need a very good SSD or RAIDed SSDs.

Mechanical HDDs aren't going to score well, & they shouldn't, as they are leagues slower in things like access times & random read/write performance.
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