First post here. I just got a new 160gb x25-m g2, successfully flashed the firmware to 02HD, and installed Win7 x64 with AHCI enabled in the BIOS. After getting everything up and running, my WEI disk score is at 5.9. I have the same crystal disk mark scores as other posts, and things "feel" snappy - but I haven't seen others complain of their WEI score. Just curious if others have experienced the same, or if anyone has suggestions?
Just for some more info, my system is a Dell Precision M6400 notebook with the Intel Q43 Express chipset. I've verified I'm using the MS AHCI driver, and that DisableDeleteNotify is 0, so supposedly TRIM is functional. Though since this is a fresh drive and install, TRIM shouldn't even be playing a part yet.
I'm curious what others with this drive + latest firmware are scoring in WEI, as the concern would be that there is some specific workload that WEI runs that my SSD isn't up to par on. If anyone has other good benchmark utilities to try, please post 'em.
Sure would be nice if MS specified precisely what the WEI tests were... =)
I've also the 160GB X25-M with the new firmware running inside my Windows7 x64 notebook with the MSAHCI driver.
WEI shows a HDD result of 7,7.
My notebook has the PM45 chipset.
Prior to making any changes just try rebooting and running the WEI. I have seen on ocassion Win7 will assign a low WEI score the first time it runs after OS install. Rebooting and re-running the index will then produces a higher score. Sometimes more than one reboot and re-run of the WEI is required. With a properly running Intel SSD you should be scoring above 6.5 on the disk score. Most users will be in the 7's
Did you first try re-running the WEI before changing the power settings? Honestely I don't know of anything in the power settings that should affect your WEI disk score. I have a feeling your score came up ONLY because you re-ran the WEI
Yep, made no difference. It was definitely the power settings, which is very curious indeed.
And I should note I was on AC power the entire time.
My suggestion to change the power setting to high performance was based on me getting the same wei score of 5.9 with my G2 160 02hd firmware, I then remembered that someone over at ocz forums solved a low ATTO benchmark and slow boot by changing the power setting, and that did it for me!
It,s now 7.7 !
I had the same 5.9 WEI score with my new 80gB X25m g2. The drive came with 02HA and I upgraded to 02HD before using it. Perceived speed was good and other benchmarks were as expected but I was concerned other people were reporting 7.8 WEI ratings. Before installing Win7 I had created a partition with the correct offset and left 5 Gbytes unpartitioned (supposed to help with wear). During Win7 installation a 100 mbyte hidden system partition was created automatically. I suspected the problem might be related to the way I created a partition so I did a secure erase and then let win7 install automatically handling partitions. The WEI score improved to 7.7 but I don't really notice a speed improvement and other benchmarks are generally the same as before. Even if you didn't do anything like I did with the first win7 install, you might try secure erase and a fresh install if the WEI score bothers you.