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So I here allot of people saying that any score above 5.9 for HDD performance in WEI is reserved for SSD's, yet i'm able to get 6.1?



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WEI is worthless as a bench marking tool.

I know this doesn't answer your question but im just saying
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I've seen a few RAID hdd setups achieving 5.9 or higher.
As mentioned above, WEI is a useless benchmarking tool.
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I would have to agree with you there, but everyone is saying it's not possible to pass 5.9 with a mechanical drive...
    
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Quote:
WEI is worthless as a bench marking tool.
Why do you say it is worthless as a benchmarking tool? Here is a screenshot of winsat disk.



Everytime someone posts a WEI thread there are always many, "WEI is worthless" posts without any further explaination.

Run an elevated command prompt, type winsat disk then hit enter.

HDD's are usually limited to 5.9 because of responsiveness and latency penalties.
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Its useless, is right, you can change the values with a registry edit if you wanted Haha.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sgilmore62 View Post
Why do you say it is worthless as a benchmarking tool? Here is a screenshot of what winsat disk.



Everytime someone posts a WEI thread there are always many, "WEI is worthless" posts without any further explaination.
Doesn't offer much in terms of comparison, I suppose. Every category is reduced to a single number, when several things can impact performance in different areas.
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Mine's over 9000, your point?

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post #9 of 19
RAID set ups achieve 6.1, dependant on the drives.
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
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Its useless, is right, you can change the values with a registry edit if you wanted Haha.
Yea, but that still doesn't cover up the fact that you CAN use it as a benchmark tool - if rather crude. Like the poster above, you could run it in the command line and get a whole crap-load of information that normal users would never even care to look at.

Its useless if you only use the decimal rating, but more than adequate if you dive deeper into the command line.
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