Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › How to get 7.9 Windows Experience Index Score for Primary Hard Disk Drive
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How to get 7.9 Windows Experience Index Score for Primary Hard Disk Drive

post #1 of 75
Thread Starter 
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.
5820k x99 DDR4
(15 items)
 
 
Porsche
(0 items)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 5820k @ 4.2ghz Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5 WIFI 280x 8gb DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
120gb SSD 3tb HDD 4tb HDD Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 three 22" LCD Lenovo Preferred Pro USB Fingerprint Keyboard CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX1... 
CaseMouseAudio
Coolermaster HAF-XB Logitech g700s Altec Lansing ADA885 
CPURAMHard Drive
1.8ghz intel core i5 4 gb 1600mhz DDR3 128gb SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
5820k x99 DDR4
(15 items)
 
 
Porsche
(0 items)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 5820k @ 4.2ghz Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5 WIFI 280x 8gb DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
120gb SSD 3tb HDD 4tb HDD Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 three 22" LCD Lenovo Preferred Pro USB Fingerprint Keyboard CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX1... 
CaseMouseAudio
Coolermaster HAF-XB Logitech g700s Altec Lansing ADA885 
CPURAMHard Drive
1.8ghz intel core i5 4 gb 1600mhz DDR3 128gb SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 75
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
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k MSI Z68MA-ED55-B3 Powercolor AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB G-Skill Ripjaws 1333 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
2 x 1TB Samsung F3s + WD siliconedge 64GB SSD Sony AD-7240S Windows 7 64bit Corsair 650W TX 
Case
Antec mini p180 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k MSI Z68MA-ED55-B3 Powercolor AMD Radeon HD 6970 2GB G-Skill Ripjaws 1333 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
2 x 1TB Samsung F3s + WD siliconedge 64GB SSD Sony AD-7240S Windows 7 64bit Corsair 650W TX 
Case
Antec mini p180 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 75
Glad I was alright with 5.9. Saved me monies.
i5umpin
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X3440 Gigabyte 5870 Eyefinity Trident 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Several W7 T260 G15 
PowerCaseMouse
TX750 Lian Li MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
i5umpin
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X3440 Gigabyte 5870 Eyefinity Trident 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Several W7 T260 G15 
PowerCaseMouse
TX750 Lian Li MX518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 75
I was surprised that my two WD 640GB 7200RPM black drives in RAID0 was able to get me up to a 6.1.
post #5 of 75
lol. Not worth the extra money for the extra 0.2 points. I'm happy with a 7.7 haha
post #6 of 75
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by deafboy View Post
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.
5820k x99 DDR4
(15 items)
 
 
Porsche
(0 items)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 5820k @ 4.2ghz Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5 WIFI 280x 8gb DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
120gb SSD 3tb HDD 4tb HDD Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 three 22" LCD Lenovo Preferred Pro USB Fingerprint Keyboard CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX1... 
CaseMouseAudio
Coolermaster HAF-XB Logitech g700s Altec Lansing ADA885 
CPURAMHard Drive
1.8ghz intel core i5 4 gb 1600mhz DDR3 128gb SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
5820k x99 DDR4
(15 items)
 
 
Porsche
(0 items)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 5820k @ 4.2ghz Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5 WIFI 280x 8gb DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
120gb SSD 3tb HDD 4tb HDD Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 three 22" LCD Lenovo Preferred Pro USB Fingerprint Keyboard CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX1... 
CaseMouseAudio
Coolermaster HAF-XB Logitech g700s Altec Lansing ADA885 
CPURAMHard Drive
1.8ghz intel core i5 4 gb 1600mhz DDR3 128gb SSD 
  hide details  
Reply
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
Silence
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 4ghz HT Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI 5830 Corsair Dominator GT 6gb CAS 7 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
50gb Vertex 2 - OS,1.5tb Storage Win7 64 bit Saitek Cyborg OCZ 700W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Define R3 Logitech G500 Steelseries Glass 
  hide details  
Reply
Silence
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 4ghz HT Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI 5830 Corsair Dominator GT 6gb CAS 7 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
50gb Vertex 2 - OS,1.5tb Storage Win7 64 bit Saitek Cyborg OCZ 700W 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Define R3 Logitech G500 Steelseries Glass 
  hide details  
Reply
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.
erin.
(21 items)
 
rachel.
(19 items)
 
anne.
(20 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.0GHz/HT ASRock Z77 Extreme4 M Gigabyte Radeon HD 6950 2GD5 (AMD Reference) 4x 4GB Kingston HyperX blu. 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Plextor M5S 128GB 3x Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 3x Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX LiteON iHAS324 DVD-RW DL 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Antec Kühler H2O 920 3x AVC DS12025B12H Chassis Intake Nidec SERVO Gentle Typhoon AP-31 Radiator/Exhaust Yate Loon D14BH-12 Roof Intake 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Dell Ultrasharp U2311H BenQ X-Touch A122 FSP Group Inc. Aurum Series AU-700 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Designs Define Mini CoolerMaster Storm SPAWN SteelSeries QcK Mini Dota 2 HiVi Swans H2S 2.0 
Audio
HiVi Swans H6 Sub 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Biostar TA890GXE MSI Radeon HD6870 1GD5 (AMD Reference) 2x 4GB Crucial Value RAM 1333MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2x 2GB Crucial Value RAM 1333MHz Transcend SSD340 128GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT Samsung SH-223C DVD-RW DL 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
AWAITING SELECTION Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Well, it depends. Logitech k270 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic M12 II 430 80PLUS AWAITING SELECTION Logitech G300 Well, it depends. 
AudioAudioOther
Edifier MP300 Plus Black-on-Black (On The Go) Creative GigaWorks T3 (At Home) Intel Desktop Wireless Adapter w/ Intel Centrin... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core™ i3 2100 @ 3.0GHz/HT ASRock Z68 Pro3 M Sapphire Radeon HD5870 1GD5 (AMD Reference) 2x KVR1333D3N9/4G 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2x KVR1333D3N9/2G Plextor M5S 128GB Western Digital Caviar GreenPower WD5000AACS LiteON iHAS324 DVD-RW DL 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Corsair Hydro Series H50 AVC DS12025B12H Front Intake 2x Corsair H50 2BB Side Intake AVC DS12025B12U Radiator/Exhaust 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Dell Ultrasharp U2211H Dell QuietKey USB FSP Group Inc. Aurum Series 400W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster Elite 341 CoolerMaster Storm SPAWN SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo 3 Fenda F&D H200 2.0 USB Powered 
  hide details  
Reply
erin.
(21 items)
 
rachel.
(19 items)
 
anne.
(20 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.0GHz/HT ASRock Z77 Extreme4 M Gigabyte Radeon HD 6950 2GD5 (AMD Reference) 4x 4GB Kingston HyperX blu. 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Plextor M5S 128GB 3x Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 3x Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX LiteON iHAS324 DVD-RW DL 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Antec Kühler H2O 920 3x AVC DS12025B12H Chassis Intake Nidec SERVO Gentle Typhoon AP-31 Radiator/Exhaust Yate Loon D14BH-12 Roof Intake 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Dell Ultrasharp U2311H BenQ X-Touch A122 FSP Group Inc. Aurum Series AU-700 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Designs Define Mini CoolerMaster Storm SPAWN SteelSeries QcK Mini Dota 2 HiVi Swans H2S 2.0 
Audio
HiVi Swans H6 Sub 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Biostar TA890GXE MSI Radeon HD6870 1GD5 (AMD Reference) 2x 4GB Crucial Value RAM 1333MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2x 2GB Crucial Value RAM 1333MHz Transcend SSD340 128GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT Samsung SH-223C DVD-RW DL 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
AWAITING SELECTION Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Well, it depends. Logitech k270 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic M12 II 430 80PLUS AWAITING SELECTION Logitech G300 Well, it depends. 
AudioAudioOther
Edifier MP300 Plus Black-on-Black (On The Go) Creative GigaWorks T3 (At Home) Intel Desktop Wireless Adapter w/ Intel Centrin... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core™ i3 2100 @ 3.0GHz/HT ASRock Z68 Pro3 M Sapphire Radeon HD5870 1GD5 (AMD Reference) 2x KVR1333D3N9/4G 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
2x KVR1333D3N9/2G Plextor M5S 128GB Western Digital Caviar GreenPower WD5000AACS LiteON iHAS324 DVD-RW DL 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Corsair Hydro Series H50 AVC DS12025B12H Front Intake 2x Corsair H50 2BB Side Intake AVC DS12025B12U Radiator/Exhaust 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Dell Ultrasharp U2211H Dell QuietKey USB FSP Group Inc. Aurum Series 400W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CoolerMaster Elite 341 CoolerMaster Storm SPAWN SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo 3 Fenda F&D H200 2.0 USB Powered 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by overclockerjames View Post
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
Sandy Goodness
(17 items)
 
Sandy Mininess
(14 items)
 
Simply the best
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k @ 3.7GHz Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB 4x4GB 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
60GB OCZ Vertex 3 60GB OCZ Vertex 3 2x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black (RAID 0) XSPC Rasa RX360 (CPU) 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 x64 Professional ArchLinux x64 Dell UltraSharp U2312HM Das S Professional 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X650 Coolermaster HAF X Razer Naga Asus Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Something slow and mobile No idea The best Leaking 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Not nearly enough for my CP It's removable! Linux - ta best!!!1!!! Bigger than yours 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Mine has twenty eight keys A battery derrr Fat and blocky They scare elephants 
Mouse Pad
Useless 
  hide details  
Reply
Sandy Goodness
(17 items)
 
Sandy Mininess
(14 items)
 
Simply the best
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k @ 3.7GHz Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB 4x4GB 2133MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
60GB OCZ Vertex 3 60GB OCZ Vertex 3 2x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black (RAID 0) XSPC Rasa RX360 (CPU) 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 x64 Professional ArchLinux x64 Dell UltraSharp U2312HM Das S Professional 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X650 Coolermaster HAF X Razer Naga Asus Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Something slow and mobile No idea The best Leaking 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Not nearly enough for my CP It's removable! Linux - ta best!!!1!!! Bigger than yours 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Mine has twenty eight keys A battery derrr Fat and blocky They scare elephants 
Mouse Pad
Useless 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 75
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
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 3001A125 4.02ghzHT Asus P6X58D-E 2x Diamond Radeon HD 5870 (Crossfire) G.Skill PI@6-8-6-20-2N 1699mhz 1.62v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 96Gb, WD 1TB Caviar Black LG BD-RE Windows 7 Home Premium x64 LG W2453V-PF (1920x1080) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G110 Corsair TX850W HAF-X w/HAF932 side panel Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
generic black 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 3001A125 4.02ghzHT Asus P6X58D-E 2x Diamond Radeon HD 5870 (Crossfire) G.Skill PI@6-8-6-20-2N 1699mhz 1.62v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 96Gb, WD 1TB Caviar Black LG BD-RE Windows 7 Home Premium x64 LG W2453V-PF (1920x1080) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G110 Corsair TX850W HAF-X w/HAF932 side panel Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
generic black 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › How to get 7.9 Windows Experience Index Score for Primary Hard Disk Drive