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SSD - 5.9 WEI.

Hello all,

My WD Scorpio Blue was recently having issues in my laptop, so I decided to replace it with an SSD.

I have purchased and installed an OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD (Firmware 2.22), and I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7. Then, immediately after, I installed all the correct drivers for optimal performance.

Now, that my computer was ready, I decided to run W.E.I. just to see what my computer's score is, and to my surprise the Primary Hard Disk rating was a measly 5.9, same as my previous HDD. I have the exact same SSD on my desktop, and I am getting 7.7 - 7.8 on WEI.

Can anyone shed some light as to why this happens?

Thanks,

* I have made sure my BIOS has AHCI enabled, and should be SATA2 (compatible).
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  1. Having your old HDD installed will limit it to 5.9 even if you use your SSD most. WEI is a worthless metric
  2. Pinhedd said:
    Having your old HDD installed will limit it to 5.9 even if you use your SSD most. WEI is a worthless metric


    Right, I understand that.

    As I had written in the post above, there is not HDD installed. There is only one (1) SSD installed, with a fresh copy of Windows 7.

    Regardless of the useful/less-ness of WEI, I was asking why it shows as 5.9 as opposed to the actual score (7.7/7.8).

    Anyway, I figured out the solution:

    Download and install: Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) driver, from the intel website.

    Install, restart, re-run WEI, voila! 7.7 for Primary Hard Disk.

    Good day!
  3. I wish I could "Best Answer" my self...
  4. Yes the RST drivers are vastly superior to the Microsoft native drivers.

    Sorry I misread your post
  5. Best answer
    rex000 said:
    I wish I could "Best Answer" my self...

    "Had Woody gone straight to the police, none of this would ever have happened!"
  6. Haha true, I did do research before hand!

    But 9/10 posts were about TRIM, other HDDs, WEI doesn't matter, etc etc. Nothing helpful.
  7. Best answer selected by rex000.
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