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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Most (not all) the Seagate 7200.14 use 1TB platters as well.

Is 16mb cache going to make a difference when gaming?
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post #32 of 36
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Is 16mb cache going to make a difference when gaming?

Which of the drives we are discussing has only 16MB?
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Sorry, I should have specified... The Hitachi drives I used in the large array were .C's, and I currently have a few of the .D's that have been flawless as well. All said, I'd go for the .D's as they're the newer revision, and as mentioned utilize the same 1TB/platter design as the WD10EZEX.

Despite using the same design, there are a few differences I've noted:
- The Hitachi's seem to have slightly lower maximum throughput, but slightly higher minimum throughput (i.e. lower top speed, but more consistent across the platter(s))
- The Hitachi's are a bit louder, in that I can actually hear them if I listen; the Blue's I simply don't hear at all
- The Hitachi's may or may not have better access times, it varies across my drives; some are faster, some slower, but the average is close enough to be identical to the Blue's
   
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post #34 of 36
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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

Sorry, I should have specified... The Hitachi drives I used in the large array were .C's, and I currently have a few of the .D's that have been flawless as well. All said, I'd go for the .D's as they're the newer revision, and as mentioned utilize the same 1TB/platter design as the WD10EZEX.

Despite using the same design, there are a few differences I've noted:
- The Hitachi's seem to have slightly lower maximum throughput, but slightly higher minimum throughput (i.e. lower top speed, but more consistent across the platter(s))
- The Hitachi's are a bit louder, in that I can actually hear them if I listen; the Blue's I simply don't hear at all
- The Hitachi's may or may not have better access times, it varies across my drives; some are faster, some slower, but the average is close enough to be identical to the Blue's

Ok thanks,

I decided to go with 2 Blues (1TB). None of the drives cost less than €40 anyway and I just seen the Blues for €50 each, and I can't be bothered to hunt on ebay for like 1 week to save €20. So, 2 brand new Blues it is! Thanks to all! biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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I am confident that you will be quite pleased, and I hope you enjoy them!
   
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Which of the drives we are discussing has only 16MB?

Just seen this now, I just meant the 250/500 Barracudas and Deskstars, but the problem resolved itself, since I cant get them cheap, meaning for a bit more I got 2 Blues (2x€50)! smile.gif
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