I have a WD Raptor 150g as my system drive. It is partitioned as 2 disks. One for Xp and one for Vista 64bit.
I ran the Windows User experience index and everything in my system scored high for everything except for the system disk which scored a 5.2. Not that im wining that much but I am just wondering if thats normal. Shouldn't the Raptor be scoring near as high as the other components? I thought it was the fastest disk you could get. If not, what disk is scoring the 5.9. And how high do the scores go now a days anyway... Here are my specs.
Wait a second, 8 GB of memory only gives you 5.6? That seems off too, someone with a DDR2 will have to give opinion too, but I have 2gb of ddr1 and have a 4.9 rating. I am starting to take the the meaning of the rating as a grain of salt
I don't think it's that abnormal, I get the same thing with my old 36GB Raptor. Windows describe the HD index as "Disk data transfer rate" and as I remember, it has never been the Raptor's stong point; in recent years, many drives have beaten the Raptor, on that aspect.
If you use the Raptor only for OS, I'm pretty sure you will get better performance than other people with 5.9 scores but worst read latency.
Depending on what you do "speed" can have totally different meanings.
no.. most ppl dont know how the windows experince index works.
There are certian lock in attributes for each part.
for ex: if you dont have lets say 60gb for HDD space then the max you could get is 3.9 and so on(this isn't scritly correct).
the 150gb is probably rated in gigabytes (1,000,000,000 bytes)
but windows vista by default rates HDDs in gibibytes (1,073,741,824 bytes)
so 150gb = 139.69838619232177734375 GiB
is you partitioned it in half and we say its 139 GiB then each partition would be 69 GiB
8GiB is reserved for the virtual RAM.
now your down to 61 GiB.
AND FINNALY WINDOWS VISTA X64 HAS THE SAME SCALE AS X32 SO 8GiB OF RAM IS 4GiB EVEN THOUGH YOU CAN USE 8GiB AND THE MAX IS 5.9
PS also for RAM latency and speed is also rated.