Please note that Windows* Experience Index rating is a Microsoft* feature, rather than a benchmark standard. Still, you may optimize your drive with the Intel® SSD Toolbox and run the assessment again.
Also note that WEI rating for Windows* Vista is limited to 5.9. You may contact Microsoft* for further assistance.
Yes I understand the "Windows Experience Index" is a windows feature.
But nothing has changed in my system since I installed the SSD where i was getting a 7.7 score.
But now I have been given a 5.6.
I have the SSD Toolbox but based on the AS-SSD and the HD-Tune would you say there is anything wrong with the drive? Could it be that MS have moved the margin as better disks have been released?
I am not familiar with such benchmark tools; in order to get proper results it is necessary to run an incompressible data benchmark test (such as Iometer, ATTO). You may also run the full diagnostic from the Intel® SSD Toolbox.
Based on the FAQ from the article above it is possible for the WEI score to go down but it is unclear if this only happens with a new operating system. I would recommend contacting Microsoft* for this question.
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