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Low WEI Numbers?

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May 13, 2011 12:13:36 AM

I just built my PC last night and my HDD is only getting a 5.9 in WEI while everything else gets above 7. Is this normal? The HDD is a Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s. Also, when I was extracting a large zip file, it was only transferring data at about 19.2 MB/s. Seemed a little low for the HDD I have. This is my first build so I may be missing something obvious. Thanks.

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May 13, 2011 12:47:51 AM

Nothing to worry about on you WEI score. A mechanical drive will not score above a 5.9 on the benchmark.
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May 13, 2011 1:12:34 AM

Thanks tecmo. I guess that transfer rate is ok as well? Your guide really helped me when I was building, by the way!
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a c 143 G Storage
May 13, 2011 1:20:47 AM

You are welcome on the guide and I'm glad it helped you out!!

I won't worry about the transfer rate, it doesn't jump out to me as an issue.
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May 13, 2011 1:30:09 AM

Yep, tecmo is right on. Even a V. Raptor will not score over a 5.9. You'll need a SSD to get over the 5.9 hurdle. The WEI is overrated for the most part, so I wouldn't pay too much attention to it.
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May 15, 2011 8:10:28 AM

Thanks for the replies guys. Just wanted to make sure I didn't do something wrong. :) 
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