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16 or 32mb of cache?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...148288&bop=And

Out of the harddrives in the link, is it worth $10 more to get 32mb cache vs 16?
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I would say yes if you want faster load times, also you get 2 more years of warranty with the Extra $10 not bad if you ask me. Also the latency difference is very little so thats a hard decision, also found the read/write times of the disc here hard to tell without exact numbers, http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...D&locale=en-US
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Its worth $10. I dont think you will see a huge perforamce increase. Only with files that are 17-32mb.
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i'm sure both are fast...but i'd go for the seagate

the extra cache may not do anything but for 10 bucks i say why not

although definately check out the 640gb SE16 western digital... it should be about the same price but it is 2 320gb platters... i saw a review somewhere and they said it was a screamer

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Originally Posted by thachamp05 View Post
i'm sure both are fast...but i'd go for the seagate

the extra cache may not do anything but for 10 bucks i say why not

although definately check out the 640gb SE16 western digital... it should be about the same price but it is 2 320gb platters... i saw a review somewhere and they said it was a screamer

good luck
This one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218

It only has 16mb cache tho...would it really be alot faster than the 500's?
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supposely ists faster because of the greater data density per platter

you have the old 250gb per platters against the new 320gb per platter...

found it http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3269
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by thachamp05 View Post
Just make sure you look at the 500GB AAKS version. The newer AAKS uses 320GB platters.

Cache size really doesn't matter for a desktop user after 16MB.
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post #9 of 12
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That 640 sounds cool. What about this 750 tho?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152100
Would the 640 be a much better performer?
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post #10 of 12
A OCN member(cant remeber who) has ran test on WD Raptors with 8 mb and 16 mb cache, and he swears there is no noticable difference. Even with the test he ran there was very little difference.I'll try to find the link to his post. So i would say it not really worth it.

Edit: Robilar is the member who has ran the test.
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