What is wrong with this HDD in this build

Win7 gives this biuld 7,2-7,4 points WEI:

CPU Type QuadCore AMD Phenom II X4 840, 3200 MHz (16 x 200)
Motherboard Name ECS MCP61M-M3 (2 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce 6100-430, AMD K10
System Memory 3328 MB (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Kingston 9905471-006.A00LF 4 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-17 @ 457 MHz)
BIOS Type AMI (06/10/10)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 (1024 MB)
Disk Drive WDC WD50 00AAKX-001CA SCSI Disk Device (465 GB)

Except for the HDD (that WD 00AAKX) which is rated 5,9. Why? And I am not the only one - Newegg commenter (bottom on page 4) states the same.

I want to buy another system like this, but this HDD? Another comment on newegg states:
Had to jump pins 5-6 to get full speed on an older mobo. Out of the box, it was kinda slow, but jumped it hdtach'd at 100+ read, 240+ burst. Get one.
Is this person says about making this HDD faster somehow, messing with pins?
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  1. WEI isnt a very accurate way of benchmarking, but to answer your question WEI rates SSDs much higher, WEI basically looks at your HDD rpm, cache size, read/write speeds and capacity to determine a score. 5.9 is pretty good for a HDD, youi have nothing to worry about.

    if you really are worried about boosting your WEI score, then upgrade to an SSD...
  2. Nothing is wrong. WEI just caps the rating for non SSDs at 5.9 (you can get 6.0 using RAID I think)
  3. Thanks for your answers, so I can just plug in SSD to my mobo?
  4. Pretty much just like installing a new hard disk and reinstall os procedure. But some SSD does not comes with a 2.5 to 3.5 mount so you will have to order one to put in 3.5 inch bay.
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