SATA HD in Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm using Windows 7 OS in a Phenom Quad Processor Computer.
    I have connected 2 x  500GB SATA Hard Drives to two of the four  mainboard’s Serial ATA (SATA) II connectors with NCQ support.

    I have a poor score of 3.0 on the Windows Experience Primary hard Drive component (When I tested this same computer using Windows Vista, the Hard Drive Component ratio was more than 5.5.)

    In Windows 7, when I go to the Device Manager or Control Panel, the hard drives appears as SCSI Disk Device. I don’t know if because the system looks the hard drives as SCSI the score (and the performance) is poor in Windows 7.

    How can I do in order to the System to recognize SATA Hard Drives instead of SCSI?..Does it matters to the HD performance?

    Best regards,

    JC Moreira

    Thursday, January 22, 2009 12:46 AM


  • Go here:

    Read the section Engineering the Windows 7 “Windows Experience Index”.  There's a really interesting discussion on this very issue of low scores for certain hard disks.

    I can't comment on why your disks are coming up as SCSI, though.
    • Marked as answer by JC Moreira Thursday, January 22, 2009 2:55 AM
    Thursday, January 22, 2009 1:08 AM