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SSD Index score only 6.0??

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May 1, 2012 10:26:55 PM

I have a M4 Crucial 64GB SSD which I used SRT to cache my 465GB HDD, the boot-up times and program starts up are incredibly fast, but my Windows Experience Index for the Primary hard disk is only 6.0. Many users who have used the M4 have reported to having a 7.9 on the scores. Can I get some help on this?

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a c 504 G Storage
May 1, 2012 11:00:23 PM

Reset WEI and see if that will work:

1.) Go to folder C:\Windows\Performance\WinSat\DataStore
2.) Delete all .xml files
3.) Reboot system
4.) Re-run WEI
May 1, 2012 11:22:36 PM

No the WEI is still stuck at 6.0, is it because my entire SSD is cached to my HDD and the score is only based from my HDD?
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a c 98 G Storage
May 1, 2012 11:28:03 PM

Yes! It's because it's a cache drive.
a b G Storage
May 1, 2012 11:33:47 PM

kennyizag said:
I have a M4 Crucial 64GB SSD which I used SRT to cache my 465GB HDD, the boot-up times and program starts up are incredibly fast, but my Windows Experience Index for the Primary hard disk is only 6.0. Many users who have used the M4 have reported to having a 7.9 on the scores. Can I get some help on this?


your hard drive score is the score of the drive that windows is installed on. if you have the ssd as a cache drive then that barely will help you on your hard drive score. (it does cause max HDD score is 5.9)
May 1, 2012 11:37:23 PM

Ah I see, is it possible to install the OS on the SSD and cache the remaining GB left?

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a b G Storage
May 1, 2012 11:40:58 PM
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kennyizag said:
Ah I see, is it possible to install the OS on the SSD and cache the remaining GB left?


you would get barely any benefit. just clone your windows to the ssd and put any heavily used programs on the ssd. its big enough.
May 1, 2012 11:47:36 PM

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May 1, 2012 11:48:04 PM

If its a 64GB SSD, leave it as a cache - this way you don't have to fool around with fitting in apps and running out of space. WEI isn't that great of an indicator with the cache because the Intel SRT attempts to intelligently cache data you access frequently. WEI is probably not using such data.

If you have a 120GB SSD or larger then you should use the SSD as a boot drive!
a b G Storage
May 1, 2012 11:55:16 PM

geogolem said:
If its a 64GB SSD, leave it as a cache - this way you don't have to fool around with fitting in apps and running out of space. WEI isn't that great of an indicator with the cache because the Intel SRT attempts to intelligently cache data you access frequently. WEI is probably not using such data.

If you have a 120GB SSD or larger then you should use the SSD as a boot drive!


hed get a better benefit if he made it his main drive.

i have a 240 gb drive but i am under 60 gb used right now and i have bf3 and 3ds max on it. both huge programs.
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