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GR8Metal
18-10-2010, 10:43 AM
Hi Team,
I've recently built a PC for my bro in-law. It has a Win7 Rating of 5.9. The 5.9 is relating to the current WD SATA Black Edition hard drive. All the other components ratings are high 7's.

What performance hard drives do you suggest I get to increase this rating? The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H and can support SATA 6Gb/s drives.

Cheers. :thumbs:

Speedy Gonzales
18-10-2010, 10:47 AM
Probably an SSD. Looks like most hdds are 5.9

Deimos
18-10-2010, 07:57 PM
Get a Vertex 2 with sandforce controller, apparently its the shiz, I'm looking at getting one myself...

pcuser42
18-10-2010, 08:23 PM
Hard drives top out at 5.9 on Windows 7. The only way to get a higher score is by going for a (not very cheap) SSD.

SolMiester
19-10-2010, 08:08 AM
I get 7.1 for my Sandforce SSD, however its only on a lappy!

SoniKalien
19-10-2010, 11:30 AM
You could always edit your formal.assessment.winSAT.xml file :p

qazwsxokmijn
19-10-2010, 11:33 AM
That drive's already a performance drive, unless you're taking VelociRaptors into account.

wratterus
19-10-2010, 01:16 PM
It's the graphics that are bringing my Win7 PC down, a GTX260. :D

Think the SSD is 7 or 7.1.

Gobe1
19-10-2010, 01:41 PM
I even get a 5.9 with a velociraptor, SSD baby!

GR8Metal
19-10-2010, 04:07 PM
Cheers for all feedback. 5.9 it is then!...
He can't afford an SSD at the moment. Had to sell his guitar to get funds for this PC.....

Gobe1
20-10-2010, 04:15 PM
Just got my new Autocad pc in and the new sandforce SSD is 7.8

wratterus
29-10-2010, 01:50 PM
Bit late now, but my X25 is actually a 7.5... :cool:

Gobe1
29-10-2010, 03:35 PM
What is the grahics card Wratt. The $2000 Quadro FX3800 came in on 6.8 on both LOL not good for gaming or aero (Not surprising of course)

wratterus
29-10-2010, 03:37 PM
GTX260.

The old version too,the Core192 not the Core216 one.

qazwsxokmijn
29-10-2010, 03:43 PM
The Quadro FX3800 uses the same chip as a GTX260 192SP. The only difference I believe is that the FX3800 is a 'high-binned' chip so it runs cooler at a lower voltage and that it has a firmware specifically for the benefits of editing rather than gaming.

jd2759
29-10-2010, 06:00 PM
Super-Fast SSD
http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=638447

GR8Metal
29-10-2010, 09:39 PM
Wow, check out that OCZ Vertex 2 Series SATA II 3.5" SSD 480GB, what a beast! I'll take one of those thanks!!