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New Windows 7 Build Disk Transfer Rating on WD Black Drives 5.8

Last response: in Windows 7
April 24, 2010 1:50:08 PM

Does anyone know why Windows 7 is rating my new 500gb WD black Drives only a 5.8 in transfer rate? They are set up in Raid 1 with the Intel on Board (mother board from gigabyte) settings. I haven't built a machine in a few years so go easy.
a b $ Windows 7
April 24, 2010 8:14:11 PM

That seems pretty normal to me, my non raid WD gives me 5.5, what do you think it should be? ratings go from 1 - 7.9 but they would be allowing for newer components in the works.
April 24, 2010 8:18:49 PM

That is about right as my spinpoint f3 is at 5.9 in Win7
a c 209 $ Windows 7
April 25, 2010 5:59:30 AM

5.9 is the highest score for bare hard drives, and RAID 1 will give you a slightly slower write rate so your rating is probably about where it should be.

To get anything significantly beyond 5.9 you need SSDs.