New Windows 7 Build Disk Transfer Rating on WD Black Drives 5.8 Tags: Western Digital Build Windows 7 Last response: April 25, 2010 5:59 AM in Windows 7 Share sak231 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. More about : windows build disk transfer rating black drives Jonmor68 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. HansVonOhain April 24, 2010 8:18:49 PM That is about right as my spinpoint f3 is at 5.9 in Win7 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sminlal a c 208 $ 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWindows Experience Index says my disk transfer rate sucks ForumBuild Gigabyte GA-X 58 A-UD3R with wd 2-2terabyte black drives ForumCPU Windows rating dropped from 5.8 to 3. 7 , games lag ForumWD Black , WD VelociRaptor, or SSD? ForumWindows 7 x64 Boot Disk CPU Raid 1 - Good idea? ForumWhy are my internal transfer rates so slow? ForumIntermittent SATA 3.0 (6G) ports ASUS P6X 58 D-E, AHCI mode ForumOne 1TB WD Caviar Black or Two 150GB WD Velociraptors ForumWD Passport USB 3.0 Slow transfer rate ForumTransfer rates between internal drives REALLY slow ForumPerformance with the new WD Black Edition ForumNew WD Caviar Black 1TB poor performance? ForumSuper slow HDD on X 58 Sabertooth? ForumWhy did Bill Gates invent Windows? More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !