I've run through my build and gotten everything pretty much set up, but am I doing something wrong that's throttling the SSD performance?
This is my first SSD build, and I've got what I consider pretty high-end hardware, aside from what I believe was in retrospect a poor RAM selection (corsair vengeance 4x4gb 9-9-9-24's. @1.5V DDR3).
My SSD is an OCZ Vertex 2 120GB drive, and amazingly "Primary hard disk" gets the lowest rating in the "Windows Experience Index".
Processor (i7-2600k) : 7.6
ram (above): 7.7
Graphics (evga gtx 580 oc @2560x1600): 7.8
Gaming Graphics (ditto): 7.8
Primary Hard disk: 5.9?!
For reference, the mobo is a P8P67 Deluxe, and the SSD is in the SATA III 6GB Marvell controller port 0 (not even the intel 6gbps ports, and DEFINITELY not the 3gbps port, for obvious reasons).
Interesting, 5.9 is what regular HDDs all cap out at in WEI, im surprised your SSD did, rerun it and see what happens. Even if it doesnt go up, if you are having super fast boot times i wouldnt worry about WEI, its not a real benchmark program and its results can vary quite a bit between runs.
A shame I didn't have a local version of PC Mark Vantage downloaded. This new machine setup is making me fearful of the 250gb comcast cap. Between the MSDN ISOs, steam and various benching tools, frameworks, etc., this is going to be a heavy download month.