View Full Version : What SATA hard drive should I get for performance?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.....

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

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

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)

29-10-2010, 03:37 PM

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

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.

29-10-2010, 06:00 PM
Super-Fast SSD

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!!