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What is really? And can only show where it would be used at? Thanks
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Read and Write from memory to HD...how fast it spins and spins up...
Ability to load,receive,show...so you can see it faster.
It's not all about how fast the CPU is as you see...
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Read and Write from memory to HD...how fast it spins and spins up...
Ability to load,receive,show...so you can see it faster.
It's not all about how fast the CPU is as you see...
Is that cache on the harddrive or ram?
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Is that cache on the harddrive or ram?
drive, depends on which one you got it could be 8MB or 16MB
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Cache helps it store away from the rest of the system sort of like a "buffer" for a cd-rom drive...
It gives the component the ability to not have to always use another to complete it's cycle so to speak.
For example a 2mb cache 7200RPM 100gb Wd ata 100...(I have one)
Is considerably slower than a similar drive with an 8MB or 16MB cache for the simple reason that it needs to use other system resources to aid it do it's job.
And actually the speed of your RAM helps aid the process.
You can have a slow HD and FAST RAM or a FAST HD and slow RAM and the results are concurrent with the equation...feel me?
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I got you to a point, i know its for short burst, but how short and where does it help, because thats where avg read time comes in right?
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post #7 of 14
My burst speed i think is strange. It's 1617.1MB/s. No joke.

It's the Seagate 320GB with Perpendicular Recording Technology and all that good stuff; i dunno if that has anything to do with it.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by BlitzNwl View Post
I got you to a point, i know its for short burst, but how short and where does it help, because thats where avg read time comes in right?
Initial application startup...like games and firewalls that are usually RAM hungry...that's where it helps most.
Average read time comes from a test of initiating simulations (benchmarks) and seeing how long the spin down/spin back up speeds are...
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oh wow all of you have helped alot.
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Burst speed is the term used to describe how fast data can be transferred by a computers hard disk drive for a short period of time. Burst speeds are higher than sustained transfer speeds.
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