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post #1 of 19
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Basically asking whats in the title.

Two 160GB Seagate 8MB Cache Perp drives in Raid 0

or..

Two 250GB 16MB Cache Seagate Perp Drives in Raid 0.

The price difference is about... $70

let me know what the difference between 8MB Cache vs 16MB Cache in Raid 0. Thats all I need.

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post #2 of 19
stick with the perps, and think of the cache as having more memory on the drives. Easiest way to describe it buddy
    
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post #3 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by UberN00B View Post
Basically asking whats in the title.

Two 160GB Seagate 8MB Cache Perp drives in Raid 0

or..

Two 250GB 16MB Cache Seagate Perp Drives in Raid 0.

The price difference is about... $70

let me know what the difference between 8MB Cache vs 16MB Cache in Raid 0. Thats all I need.How do you get $70 difference???


Thanks.
-Uber
The 160GB perps are $53.99 a piece:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148230

The 250GB perps are $69.99 a piece:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148230

That's $32 difference for the pair....

to jcbzhnsr1: both the 160GB/8MB and 250GB/16MB drives he mentioned are perps... so which ones???
    
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im getting two, and im in canada.. lol
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post #5 of 19
umm, they are both perps. 16mb cache will help with short burst data transfers, but also will help keep a smooth flow of data. Go with the 16mb drives if your budget allows
    
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post #6 of 19
it means the diff between 10ms and 8ms seektime, and unless your a server it wont make a diff you can tell
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by UberN00B View Post
im getting two, and im in canada.. lol
Sorry about that... in the US, it's $32 difference for the pair

pulling Canadian prices.

160GB/8MB:
http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=SEAGATE $72.10 a piece

How about an insane deal on these:
http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=SEAGATE
$83.99 a piece
    
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post #8 of 19
You're comparing the price difference between 2 different size drives.. the price difference is the result of that, not the cache.

The more cache the better it performs at sequential reads/writes I do believe.
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is it worth the diffrence?
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
The 160GB perps are $53.99 a piece:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148230

The 250GB perps are $69.99 a piece:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148230

That's $32 difference for the pair....

to jcbzhnsr1: both the 160GB/8MB and 250GB/16MB drives he mentioned are perps... so which ones???
Yeah, he just corrected me in vent
    
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