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Ok So My dad just bought 2 Western Digital Raptors for 129.99 each. cheapmang, Ok the specifications are

74 Gigabytes
10k RPM
and 8mb Cache

I understand the first 2 but what does cache do exactly? Would it be that much different from the 16mb drives we coulda bought for 180$ each?
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The Cache stores temporary data to be quickly accesed again to lessen HDD read times. The more cache you have the more temporary data you can store.
post #3 of 10
More Cache = better
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Yep.
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Yes the more the better however..Speed different isnt noticeable.
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You can defianetly tell there better from benchmarks however.
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You can defianetly tell there better from benchmarks however.
Yes from benchmarks but not to the naked eye so to speak.
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Works for me. At least I know its fast...still.
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Well, 16mb cache is a really big difference....but not worth the extra cash you'd have to pay....lol. cache/cash...ahaha.
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lol. cache/cash...ahaha
Wow found a smart one here .
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