boatcomputer wrote:I'am not using raid and I am complaining with a 5.3 score.
WD 80 Gig Sata.
Everything else is in the 7.0 range
Welcome aboard boatcomputer. Besides RAID, I think the only thing left is grabbing an SSD or at least a hybrid. My Intel 40GB X-25V clocks in at 7.2 At any rate, who cares what MS says about hardware in the end as it's only a rough guide.
If you were only getting a 2.0 WEI then I'd think about it., whatever floats yer boat man, but I prefer inexpensive things that are proven to work, like the 2TB WD Green drive I just bought for $80 for data storage.
Just for comparisons sake, my WD Caviar 160GB clocks in at 5.4 WEI
The SSD is nice but really unnecessary for me as I hardly ever reboot, machine is basically on 24/7. I wish I could get my money back for the SSD, not that it's a bad product at all, it's just that I don't need it. I do enjoy the 10 second boots though.
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