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What is wrong with this HDD in this build

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June 20, 2011 11:07:20 AM

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

Motherboard:
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)
Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 (1024 MB)
Storage:
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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a b V Motherboard
June 20, 2011 11:27:06 AM

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...
June 20, 2011 11:28:30 AM

Nothing is wrong. WEI just caps the rating for non SSDs at 5.9 (you can get 6.0 using RAID I think)
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June 20, 2011 11:36:16 AM

Thanks for your answers, so I can just plug in SSD to my mobo?
a b V Motherboard
June 20, 2011 12:04:34 PM

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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