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So, I have 5.9 on everything but my Hard drive. It is at 5.3. It is a western digital 250 gig 7200 rpm hard drive. Is there any way to increase the rating on this?
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Go edit the config file of the Windows Experience Rating. It has no real purpose anyways.
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Go edit the config file of the Windows Experience Rating. It has no real purpose anyways.
Sick, how can I do that? (I am just comparing with a friend anyways, so that would be nice.)
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Is there any way to increase the rating on this?
Add 0.6 to the score and voila! - 5.9...
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Go edit the config file of the Windows Experience Rating. It has no real purpose anyways.



Don't hax. you spend big dolla to get little numba boost!

go buy RAPTOR
    
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ok, I now have a rating of 6.0

EDIT: Make that 9.9
Edited by Dethredic - 6/27/08 at 2:26pm
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So, I have 5.9 on everything but my Hard drive. It is at 5.3. It is a western digital 250 gig 7200 rpm hard drive. Is there any way to increase the rating on this?
Overclock it! (okay, just kidding--what would you expect, this is OCN...)

If all you care about is the number, then get RAID0 (would have to reinstall OS of course). If your performance is fine otherwise, then just don't worry about it.

But only 5.3 for your disk performance--how much cache do you have? Is it SATA? I think I get 5.4 when I had Vista on an older IDE133 drive...but I could be wrong (it was definitely above 5.2).
    
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Going RAID is the only way to get a 5.9 in the Vista Rating for a hard disk, even a Raptor gets 5.8 i believe.
 
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Quote:
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Going RAID is the only way to get a 5.9 in the Vista Rating for a hard disk, even a Raptor gets 5.8 i believe.
Wrong. The one in my sig has a 5.9
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