I've built quite a a few systems by now, but one thing has left me wondering - I've never seen a HDD top the 5,9 mark in Windows Performance score. Some older 5,400 IDE drives reached 5,4 or something like that, but up-to-date 7k+ drives all capped at 5,9, including the Velociraptor from WD. I haven't got my hands on SSD's yet. The indexing site says, that they're testing the "data transfer rate", isn't that capped by the SATA interface? Shouldn't they be testing read/write speeds or seeking times instead?
I suppose I forgot to mention - I'm talking about the Win 7 index, which has been raised to 7.9. Has anyone seen a HDD beeing rated ABOVE 5.9 under Windows 7? I've seen Velociraptors reaching the top mark in Vista - 5.9 and the same in Windows 7. Somewhat hard to believe, considering it is among the fastest single drives on the market.
Which is still not the top mark. Wow - Msft sure has set the bar quite high! And the Radeon 5870, beeing wolds fastest graphics chip, reaches only 7.2. Quite a difference from Vistas index, which was apparently too easy to top. Thanks for the replys, everyone, especially Zenthar!