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WEI Disk Transfer Rate Score w/ SSD

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October 11, 2011 6:22:43 PM

Hey all quick queston,

I built my current rig a couple of months ago and had a WEI score of 7.4 . I recently upgraded my RAM from 4GB to 12GB. My score dropped to 5.9 because of the disk transfer rate. I find this odd because I have a 40 GB intel SSD drive I use as a boot drive and then a 1TB HDD. I've been googling my problem and have yet to find a stable answer.

All in all its not huge issue, and I know WEI doesn't mean much but I'd like to figure out what's going on.

And I also lost roughly 12 GB worth of space on my SSD after the ram install, I know this has something to do with the page file but I'm not an expert.

Specs:

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz (overclocked)
Memory: 12.0 GB
OS: Win 7 64 bit premium v 6.1
Video: dual ATI 6850 xfired
Storage: 40 GB SSD ; 1TB 7200 rpm seagate
a c 504 G Storage
October 11, 2011 7:41:05 PM

Did you flash your BIOS after upgrading your RAM? Some users flash their BIOS, the SATA port their drive is connected to resets to IDE, and they forget to change it back to AHCI. Verify your SSD is in AHCI mode and re-run WEI.

Some users also have your problem and they update their Intel RST drivers, re-run WEI, and that fixes the problem. You have an AMD system so you don't use Intel RST drivers. Go to AMD's website, install their latest AHCI drivers, and re-run WEI.


a b G Storage
October 11, 2011 7:43:23 PM

If hibernation is enabled on your machine, that is likely where drive space went when you added the extra ram.
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October 12, 2011 2:11:06 AM

Dereck47 said:
Did you flash your BIOS after upgrading your RAM? Some users flash their BIOS, the SATA port their drive is connected to resets to IDE, and they forget to change it back to AHCI. Verify your SSD is in AHCI mode and re-run WEI.

Some users also have your problem and they update their Intel RST drivers, re-run WEI, and that fixes the problem. You have an AMD system so you don't use Intel RST drivers. Go to AMD's website, install their latest AHCI drivers, and re-run WEI.



Tried the drivers unfortunately no luck :( 
a b G Storage
October 12, 2011 3:53:16 AM

How full is your ssd?
October 12, 2011 4:06:08 AM

8gb available after the ram install
a b G Storage
October 12, 2011 4:09:31 AM

Can you leave your computer on the logon screen for several hours for garbage collection to work, then run crystal disk mark?
October 12, 2011 11:09:16 AM

Only 8GB left free on the SSD would seem to be the problem. That's very little left for the GC and such to work. You may have to do the SSD optimizations found on this site to recover the space used up by adding the extra memory. I don't know the proper number but as a rule I would not fill the SSD more than 90%.
October 17, 2011 12:05:28 PM

I had this exact same problem, my SSDs dropped to 5.9 for some reason (2 x Corsair p64s in Raid 0)

This solved my issue and restored my WEI to what it was (was more worried about Windows not recognising my drive correctly rather than the score...)

CMD Prompt, fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 0

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/86279-disab...

Hope this helps.
October 22, 2011 2:22:24 AM

Unfortunately this didn't fix it for me =( thanks for trying, I just got a new HDD for extra storage and I'm going to downgrade from 12 GB ram to 8 and see what happens.
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