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7200.10 vs 7200.11 RPM

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I'm looking at getting a new HDD because my old one is failing.
I'm looking at a Seagate 500GB 7200.10 with a 16MB cache (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148136)
Or a 750GB 7200.11 with a 32MB cache (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148298)



I've heard that the 7200.11 speed is between the speed of a standard 7,200RPM and a 10,000RPM HDD

I've also heard that the 32MB cache is better than 16MB cache

The two hard drives are the same price per GB



Would the 750GB HDD be faster than the 500?
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Get the 750GB!
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I want to get the 750 - plus it's on sale till Wednesday

I just have to prove to my dad that it's worth getting :-p
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The 7200.11 is going to be slightly faster but I would go with the large capacity hd. You will get a slight increase with the .11 but I think more space is better than slightly better speed.

For 16mb vs 32mb, you are only going to see an increase in speed with files that are 16.1 to 17mb in size.
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The bigger one is also the one with the 7200.11 speed

500GB 7200.10
750GB 7200.11

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