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Hey guys I am using a 150gb hdd and want to upgrade to 500 gb. Buy having something this big will this effect the time/speed of my computer
? because it needs to load a bigger hdd? or no, its just like any other hdd just that it has more space?
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post #2 of 22
No....

It depends how fast the HD is. A 150GB hard drive capable of 80MB/s will obviously be slower than a 500GB HD capable of 100MB/s. The larger HD stores more data in same space. If all the mechnical/physical movements are at the same rate, the larger HD will perform better. It now can access 10MB by moving 1cm as opposed to only 3MB by moving 1cm.
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post #3 of 22
not anymore. i remember back in the day when they first came out they did. but now they make up for it in speed so you will never notice a difference.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136320

how is this product? is this reasonable fast for its big hdd?
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its good, its 32mb cache is nice
faster then that u have to look at the Raptor hd's, they run at 10000 rpm which means louder
    
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its good, its 32mb cache is nice
faster then that u have to look at the Raptor hd's, they run at 10000 rpm which means louder
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Yea the velociraptor is a good buy, but two raided 640s is the best price/performance right now imho
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its good, its 32mb cache is nice
faster then that u have to look at the Raptor hd's, they run at 10000 rpm which means louder
* 32MB cache has no impact on performance.
* 10,000RPM VelicoRaptors are quieter than most 7200RPM drive.
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The larger cache has virtually no impact on benchmarks. Real world performance usually improves, especially with naïve operating systems that don't do their own disk caching and have poorly designed filesystems. But you probably aren't running one of those.
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post #10 of 22
The Caviar Blacks are pretty much the fastest 7200RPM drives you will get.
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