http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/steve_jones/2011/01/07/windows-experience-on-w510/ Printed 2015/03/04 11:32PM
Windows Experience on W510I toyed with the idea of using the SSD for my main drive, but I’d really like to get the VMs running quicker and in the end decided to use that as my secondary, as the location for the VHD and VDI files.
As a result, my Windows Experience Index is only 5.9, as shown below:
The reason? The disk transfer rate from my primary drive is the lowest score. If I had used the SSD, I’m sure I’d have a 6.4 score or better. I’m not 100% positive I have the best driver for video on my machine, but since I don’t game, and primarily write here, I won’t worry about it. The CPU and memory scores are pretty good.
I downloaded Geekbench as well, and ran that.
As a note, this is a Lenovo W510 that is about a year old. I upgraded to 16GB of RAM recently, but here are the specs I note:
- Core i7 CPU Q720, 1.6GHz
- 16GB RAM
- 500GB SATA 5400rpm drive
- 80GB Intel SSD
Overall, it seems snappier. I'll get some VMs running and see how those perform.