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Yaboze
02-25-08, 01:18 PM
I have SATA 2 Seagate drives running AHCI (Intel P35) and I'm getting 5.6. I'm not running RAID. Do you have to run RAID to get 5.9? Or just get a big cache drive?

jAkUp
02-25-08, 02:02 PM
My single 150GB raptor with 16MB buffer gets 5.9 :)

Dragunov
02-25-08, 02:05 PM
My WD Caviar has 5.9 aswell

Serrasalmus
02-25-08, 02:36 PM
my seagate 7200.11 gets 5.9 also

Buddahpest
02-25-08, 05:42 PM
I've got two 74GB Raptor's in Raid 0. That scored me a 5.9. Haven't ran it with the drives seperated though.

Dr.Nick
02-25-08, 06:31 PM
I have SATA 2 Seagate drives running AHCI (Intel P35) and I'm getting 5.6. I'm not running RAID. Do you have to run RAID to get 5.9? Or just get a big cache drive?


If you setup a raid 0 array -with those same drives you have- you'll get it to 5.9. Only other way is to get a newer and faster drive:(

nekrosoft13
02-25-08, 07:53 PM
when will MS change the WEI scoring?

-=DVS=-
02-25-08, 09:34 PM
My laptop HDD gets 5.4 :p

methimpikehoses
02-25-08, 10:26 PM
when will MS change the WEI scoring?

No kidding, WTF is a 5.9. :headexplode:

ViN86
02-25-08, 10:41 PM
No kidding, WTF is a 5.9. :headexplode:
i think it's like standardized tests. you cant be in the 100th percentile, only the 99th percentile. :lol:

wrt the scale of 6, idk wtf is up with that :headexplode:

Runningman
02-26-08, 02:26 AM
my 4x scsi 320 raid zero get 5.9....ROFL

Dragunov
02-26-08, 07:12 AM
when will MS change the WEI scoring?

Do they higher their number or lower ur own number?

nekrosoft13
02-26-08, 08:43 AM
i would say scores should be based out of 10, or even better 100.

scores should be adjusted at least once a year, when new better hardware comes out, scores should be lowored depending on performance.

ViN86
02-26-08, 11:59 AM
i would say scores should be based out of 10, or even better 100.

scores should be adjusted at least once a year, when new better hardware comes out, scores should be lowored depending on performance.
why would they do that? i mean, that actually makes sense. LOL

Bman212121
02-26-08, 12:27 PM
I think the idea is that they could always raise the bar as needed. Trying to readjust the scale every year would cause a lot of confusion because people would be using different versions and it would screw up the comparisons. I'm sure anyone would be angry if their pc scored 5.9 then all of the sudden it only scores 2.9 the next year. ;)

The way they have it now they probably can make the a new version that allows scores up to 6.9 and then make the difference between 5.9 and 6.9 scale accordingly to how much faster the latest components are. This way it doesn't break what is already in place, and just adds another tier that could be a lot harder or a lot easier to score 6.9 depending upon what was released in the past year.

CaptNKILL
02-26-08, 12:58 PM
We'll probably see higher numbers when someone finally releases a graphics card that is better than the 8800 GTX (which was around before Vista hit retail). :p

Dragunov
02-26-08, 02:38 PM
Or they gonna lower our numbers and keep their "magical" 5.9

dxx
02-28-08, 10:46 AM
why would they do that? i mean, that actually makes sense. LOL


Not really - if they degraded the scores of older hardware, within the digitial environment it would be confusing but workable, but in the printed environement (that is, on the boxes of software in the stores), it'd be an absolute nightmare. The whole point of Window's hardware scores is that it's an easy way to read software requirements - if your system scores 4.2 and software needs 2.0, it'll work, if your system scores 4.2 and the software needs 4.8, it won't. If scores decreased over time, you'd end up with systems that once scored 5.8 that went on to score 1.4, and people needlessly upgrading their hardware to run software that was graded to run perfectly on their hardware back when it still was rated greater than the software required.

To make a slightly more understandable example of it, it'd be like nVidia changing the names of all of its hardware as time goes on. Right now, you might have an 8800GTS. When the new card comes out, they might bump its name down to the 8800GT, bump the old 8800GT down to an 8600GT, bump the 8600GT down to an 8400GT, and bump the old 8400GT down to a 7200GT. Meanwhile, the new card is released bearing the name of the 8800GTX and replacing the old 8800GTX which will become the new 8800GTS, leaving everyone very confused. It's the same principle as with what you're suggesting for Windows scores.

Grades are numbers for a specific reason. It's not a case of Fastest - Fast - average - Slow - Slowest, it's a case of x operations/second, then y operations per second, then z, then whatever else follows, with the number ranges increased as time goes on.

Or, in short - No, and you're all stoopt.

Slammin
02-28-08, 11:19 AM
I've got two 74GB Raptor's in Raid 0. That scored me a 5.9. Haven't ran it with the drives seperated though.



You'll get 5.2 with them separate.

Zapablast05
02-28-08, 07:50 PM
WEI isn't even much of an important feature. It's just a ****ty benchmark, haha.

Btw, my single SATAII gets a 5.2 :p.

AngelGraves13
02-28-08, 07:52 PM
I have SATA 2 Seagate drives running AHCI (Intel P35) and I'm getting 5.6. I'm not running RAID. Do you have to run RAID to get 5.9? Or just get a big cache drive?

I have a 5.4 rating with my Pentium 4 and my old motherboard. I upgraded the cpu and mobo and now it's 5.9.