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Nothing's worse than building a brand new PC and seeing a WEI in the 5s because your 7200RPM SATA drive is dragging you down.

If you want to max out Primary Hard Disk score here's how one person did it:





http://www.avforums.com/forums/10691123-post118.html
http://www.avforums.com/forums/windo...x-score-5.html
http://www.avforums.com/forums/10963748-post17.html

So there you have it, 4 Corsair x64 SSDs RAID 0 stripped results in a perfect 7.9 Primary Hard Disk Drive score on the Windows Experience Index.

Total price = a Corsair Extreme Series 64 GB SSD is $170-$250 each, so you're looking at $680 to $1,000 for four of them.
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I think 4 is a little overkill im sure he would get the same score with two drives, I get 7.0 with my crappy SSD
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Glad I was alright with 5.9. Saved me monies.
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I was surprised that my two WD 640GB 7200RPM black drives in RAID0 was able to get me up to a 6.1.
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lol. Not worth the extra money for the extra 0.2 points. I'm happy with a 7.7 haha
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lol. Not worth the extra money for the extra 0.2 points. I'm happy with a 7.7 haha
honestly the WEI is just a number so IMHO it doesn't matter that much, especially the hard drive since we're all use to waiting on hard drives, but it is frustrating to see all 7s and get a overall of 5.9 because of a "slow" SATA drive.
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post #7 of 75
I wonder how good one of these OCZ revodrives would do in a pc :

# Max read: 540 MB/sec
# Max write: 480 MB/sec

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=913
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post #8 of 75
I'm satsified with the 5.9 my 7200RPM Caviar Black gives.



On the other hand, I'm not very satisfied with the number from the single HD5770 I have, lulz.

Looks like OC-ing doesn't help.
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honestly the WEI is just a number so IMHO it doesn't matter that much, especially the hard drive since we're all use to waiting on hard drives, but it is frustrating to see all 7s and get a overall of 5.9 because of a "slow" SATA drive.
IMO they should average all the scores instead of taking your lowest one but whatever
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my seagate 7,200rpm 500gb got a 7.9 or 7.8 r something like that. while my 300Gb VelociRaptor gets a 5.9
however it did outperform in a benchmark for some reason. but brought down near the end with larger access time too. SSD's really get windows 7 to lighten up on the scores.

there must be some criteria built into that besides performance. like an i7@1ghz may smoke an p4@>9000GHz
    
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