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Would my old hard drive be better for my OS HD?

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The hard drive I'm currently using for my OS install is in my sig, but I found another HD in an older computer I used several years ago that my brother built for me which I'm considering using for my OS install.

On the front it says "WD800JD Caviar SE" Google brings up an 80GB Western Digital Caviar Blue. Would this be better for my OS install than my current HD?
post #2 of 6
Use which ever hard drive is fastest for your installation - I would do some test such as HDtune, and then use the other one as your storage drive. Probably won't make much of a difference, but everything you can get helps
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Older disks generally aren't quick due to a lack of platter density.
I'd probably just stick with your 160 TBH.
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I found out it's from 2007 so it is a bit old, but it has an 8MB cache compared to my 160GB's 2MB cache.

Would this make much of a difference? Also, either way I go I plan to use the other HD for storage.
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Spend the $45 for a Seagate 7200.12 500Gb and be done with it.
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I found out it's from 2007 so it is a bit old, but it has an 8MB cache compared to my 160GB's 2MB cache.

Would this make much of a difference? Also, either way I go I plan to use the other HD for storage.
yeah the cache will help, but run HDTune and get real numbers to see if ones faster
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