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post #11 of 19
What's your budget?

I'd say it's worth it. I don't know what your goal is though. Sounds like you want a performance system, since people usually don't have multiple drives in a budget system. I'd say go for the 2x 16MB 250GBs.
post #12 of 19
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it means the diff between 10ms and 8ms seektime, and unless your a server it wont make a diff you can tell
Cache has absolutely no impact on seek time.

A larger cache does help... but very slightly once you get to 8MB.
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Did you see these:

http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=SEAGATE

that's one great deal imo.
    
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yeah i did, but with some stores without those kinds of deals, i can go and pick them up. tbh, i dont need anything more than a total of 500gigs..
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So what are you looking at then?

Links???

Even if you don't *need* that much.... how do prices compare?
    
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ahh ~ $60 without tax.
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post #17 of 19
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it means the diff between 10ms and 8ms seektime, and unless your a server it wont make a diff you can tell
cache shouldn't make a difference in seek time as all it does is buffer data and a cahce would be quicker then 10ms.
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ahh ~ $60 without tax.
The 320GB perps are 84 without tax.

Thus $24 difference a piece, or $48 total

In my opinion, that's $48 well spent on the larger drives / cache
    
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If i RMA my hd (8 mb cache...) do you think id get a 16 back from seagate? lol...

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