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Heya all,

I have a 450 gb raptor for my main drive that has my OS. I strictly use that for my OS Drive and I use my 2nd drive that is a wd black 1tb for storage.

I am getting a WEI for my HD at a disappointing 6.1 considering what im running.

Any ideas on why this may be happening. I dont have a raid setup right now.

any info would be appreciated.

Thanks,
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post #2 of 13
WEI is not a accurate Hardware rating system.
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post #3 of 13
what disturbed said. also, your best chance at a better score would be an SSD.
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A 6.1 on a mechanical Hard drive is very good. It's been assumed that you needed an SSD to break that magical 5.9.
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Its a mechanical hard drive, what do you expect?

I actually find it odd that you're getting 6.1 instead of 5.9. Usually 6.1 and 6.2 is RAID0 + Short Stroke territory.

Either way, its WEI, so it really makes no difference either way. Sit back and enjoy your Raptor and forget about the horrible thing that is WEI.

Oh, and if you REALLY want to increase your WEI (pointless, but whatever), then get a SSD, as that's the only way you'll get it higher. Wouldn't be a bad idea anyway, but not JUST for WEI though.
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post #6 of 13
Feel lucky honestly. Most raptors get 5.9. In fact I thought it was impossible to get above a 5.9 with a mechanical HDD of any kind. Post a screenshot?
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
Feel lucky honestly. Most raptors get 5.9. In fact I thought it was impossible to get above a 5.9 with a mechanical HDD of any kind. Post a screenshot?
I get 6.2 with my F3's in RAID0 and short stroked.

It is very VERY difficult to get higher though. WEI scores for hard drives is based off access time if I'm not mistaken, and mechanical drives just don't have that.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Its a mechanical hard drive, what do you expect?

I actually find it odd that you're getting 6.1 instead of 5.9. Usually 6.1 and 6.2 is RAID0 + Short Stroke territory.

Either way, its WEI, so it really makes no difference either way. Sit back and enjoy your Raptor and forget about the horrible thing that is WEI.

Oh, and if you REALLY want to increase your WEI (pointless, but whatever), then get a SSD, as that's the only way you'll get it higher. Wouldn't be a bad idea anyway, but not JUST for WEI though.
Or just edit the file
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post #9 of 13
SSD's are the only one's that can get higher scores. Mechanical hdd's usually get 5.9. Not like WEI matters anyway.
Edited by Flying Toilet - 10/6/11 at 10:21pm
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well guess I can always get a small SSD and put my Z68 chipset to work amd see if that ISRT works.

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