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I just installed my new hdd today and I did the assessment on the windows experience index and I still come up with 5.9 even though I supposedly bought one of the better hdd. my old one was a western digital caviar green and the new one is a Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ. somebody on here suggested it and said you should buy up the samsungs since they are the best and how I think it was Seagate that bought them so I should get it while I still can. maybe I shouldn't have listened?
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post #2 of 19
I don't think the windows experience index takes into account the quality of the HD?
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post #3 of 19
In order to see a difference you would have to run a dedicated program such as hdtach.
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post #4 of 19
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hey bluebunny is hdtach a downloadable program?
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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by onmiway75;13400134 
hey bluebunny is hdtach a downloadable program?

No its a program that comes with your mousepad. =/
Just kidding. http://simplisoftware.com/Public/index.php?request=HdTach
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post #6 of 19
Don't really remember how exactly Windows Experience works, since it doesn't mean anything, but I think you need to get an SSD to get above a 5.9. A RAID 0 may do it, but an SSD will definitely do it.
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post #7 of 19
The Windows experience index is not something to go by, at all. I have two Western Digital RE3's in Raid-0 and it only registers them as a 5.6 on the index. Same exact score my Raptor get too. Moving from a Green drive to a spin point is not an upgrade, it's a side step. If you wanted those numbers to go up you will either have to go with a faster rpm drive, like a raptor, or a Raid array. However don't be surprised if it doesn't change much.

I would have just checked it in HDTach or HDTune before / after. I think the only accomplishment you did was getting more storage!
post #8 of 19
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thanx for the replies everybody. I guess I should have done a little more research, but oh well. I'm getting my phantom case tomorrow so I need two hdd's anyways. the new and old ones are both 1tb so they both have enough memory for me and the samsung was only $60 so I can't complain. only difference seems to be that the samsung is 7200rpm. I saw it listed somewhere that my western digital is only 1000rpm.
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post #9 of 19
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I tried to download hdtach but it says it only supports windows 2000 and xp. any other alternative?
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post #10 of 19
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whoops. sorry
Edited by onmiway75 - 5/5/11 at 10:44pm
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