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My WD scores 5.9!!1

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October 11, 2010 10:23:07 AM

Hi, i got this HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
which is supposed to be a good drive but it scores 5.9 in windows while everything else score 7.4 or 7.5, so i wonder why?
and i wonder if there's a sata 3G hard drive that is faster than this and scores higher

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October 11, 2010 10:35:23 AM

Nope, 5.9 is very good. in fact its the highest score a mechanical hard drive can get.

WEI is generally pointless anyway. its a waste of time. but 5.9 is the cap applied to make sure SSDs dont get scored lower than HDDs (which would expose the flaws of WEI)

run a real speed test, not WEI.
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October 12, 2010 9:25:09 AM

The link that you provided for Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS shows that its a re-certified HDD.
STAY FAR FAR Away, cause its got only 90 days warranty.
Don't trust that one with your data.
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