Windows 7 Primary hard disk rating 5.9?

Discussion in 'Memory and Storage' started by imipenem, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. imipenem

    imipenem Senior member

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

    Intel Core i7-920
    Giga-byte GA-EX58-UD5
    12GB of Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600
    PNY Quadro FX 3800
    Windows 7 Pro (x64)
    Areca ARC-1680i RAID Controller
    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?

    Thanks,
     
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  3. schneiderguy

    schneiderguy Lifer

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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.
     
  4. Emulex

    Emulex Diamond Member

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    one agility should score 7.9 lol

    ssd is that good
     
  5. poohbear

    poohbear Platinum Member

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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).
     
  6. spotdog

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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
     
  7. Emulex

    Emulex Diamond Member

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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 :)
     
  8. csc

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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.
     
  9. Makaveli

    Makaveli Diamond Member

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    This !
     
  10. veri745

    veri745 Golden Member

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    You're getting Win7 confused with Vista

    Vista -> 5.9
    Win7 -> 7.9
     
  11. BioSs

    BioSs Senior member

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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
     
  12. postmortemIA

    postmortemIA Diamond Member

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    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
     
  13. Emulex

    Emulex Diamond Member

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    probably because your latency is high. try it with a 512meg BBWC controller in raid-0 - weak cache hurts
     
  14. n7

    n7 Elite Member

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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.