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#1 Jonny Wright

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 00:08

My SSD in my desktop is getting the same Windows Experience Index score as the HDD in my laptop. Is this an issue with the way Windows is calculating the result or what? :(


#2 Phenom II

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 00:12

Forget WEI - lol loads of people get worried about its results

I get a different score for the same hardware each install



Use a real HDD benchmark test

#3 OP Jonny Wright

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 00:15

Getting around a bit tonight Phenom...did I not just see you in general? :p Any recommendations on benchmark app?

#4 ViZioN

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 00:16

My SSD in my desktop is getting the same Windows Experience Index score as the HDD in my laptop. Is this an issue with the way Windows is calculating the result or what? :(


What SSD are you using? Also are you comparing the WEI scores on the same operating system? The methods used for calculating the scores in Windows 7 are harsher for HDDs than on Vista.

#5 Phenom II

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 00:20

Getting around a bit tonight Phenom...did I not just see you in general? :p Any recommendations on benchmark app?


Haha I am everywhere

I have never benchmarked an SSD but just from a quick google search I came across this

http://forums.legitr...about21729.html


Im sure you will be getting much better results in real life tests

#6 ViZioN

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 00:23

Getting around a bit tonight Phenom...did I not just see you in general? :p Any recommendations on benchmark app?


I use CrystalDiskMark. Free and does the job (Y)

#7 Phenom II

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 00:26

I use CrystalDiskMark. Free and does the job (Y)


Yea I used that, really good program - it told me my HDD was knackered just before it ate all my data :laugh:

Gave me just enough time to get the important things off before the innevitable

#8 OP Jonny Wright

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 00:28

What SSD are you using? Also are you comparing the WEI scores on the same operating system? The methods used for calculating the scores in Windows 7 are harsher for HDDs than on Vista.



It's an early OCZ 60GB, don't remember the name. And both running 7, Pro on laptop Ultimate on desktop.

Haha I am everywhere

I have never benchmarked an SSD but just from a quick google search I came across this

http://forums.legitr...about21729.html


Im sure you will be getting much better results in real life tests



Thank you, will check it oot.

I use CrystalDiskMark. Free and does the job (Y)



Will also check it out. You may also like to know i've decided not to sleep before my 4AM start. Hardly worth it now!



#9 ViZioN

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 00:35

It's an early OCZ 60GB, don't remember the name. And both running 7, Pro on laptop Ultimate on desktop.




Thank you, will check it oot.


Here's my Intel 80GB G2 for comparison:

crystalmark.jpg

You may also like to know i've decided not to sleep before my 4AM start. Hardly worth it now!



:laugh: Don't blame you. Get a pot of coffee on!

#10 xendrome

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 00:39

Yea I used that, really good program - it told me my HDD was knackered just before it ate all my data :laugh:

Gave me just enough time to get the important things off before the innevitable



CrystalDiskInfo probably told you that, the other one just does benchmarks.

#11 ViZioN

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 00:43

CrystalDiskInfo probably told you that, the other one just does benchmarks.


The benchmarks might imply an impending HDD death if they're really low / all over the place, but yes I think you're right.

#12 OP Jonny Wright

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:04

*Snip* sorry I'm being special

#13 Phenom II

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:07

CrystalDiskInfo probably told you that, the other one just does benchmarks.


Yea thats the one - thanks



Here is the result from my main HDD (See sig for specs) Not SSD

Something to bench against

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:26

WEI score takes disk space into account.

#15 Phenom II

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 01:28

WEI score takes disk space into account.


Really? I thought it was read/write/access times