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* 32MB cache has no impact on performance.
* 10,000RPM VelicoRaptors are quieter than most 7200RPM drive.
interesting, and i did not mean the VelicoRaptor, i meant standard Raptor
    
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I just bought a 1TB Caviar Black. Should come by the end of next week. I'll do some benchies when I get it.
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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.
exactly, so larger cache is good...
    
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interesting, and i did not mean the VelicoRaptor, i meant standard Raptor
Who would buy a standard Raptor new anymore?

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exactly, so larger cache is good...
In .0000001% of systems.... Even the HD companies said that there's no real benefit except for "Keeping up with the Jones" in marketing
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interesting.
    
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post #16 of 22
Look man, what want speed and space?

Get yourself a RAID 0 set up running.

Heres 3 640GB AALS in RAID 0 (Caviar Blacks)

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post #17 of 22
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I just bought a 1TB Caviar Black. Should come by the end of next week. I'll do some benchies when I get it.
I just ordered a 750GB Caviar Black too
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post #18 of 22
I dunno, the internal cache could be of some benefit with fairly short sequential reads to a RAID 0 or a RAID 10 array. I know high-end RAID controllers also have their own internal caches. So it's not entirely useless, but the situations in which it helps are likely to be few and far between.
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post #19 of 22
I get the impression that a smaller HDD will result in a slower PC.
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***Let me clear things up for you all***

It is no longer as issue with larger drives slowing down your computer. This is thanks to the use of "Higher Density Platters".

Basically, where you had a drive with a single platter which could store 40GB, we can now store 300GB. The effect of this is that the recording head in the drive travel a lesser distance to read an amount of data.

Example, whereas the head used to have to travel 1cm across the disk to read 5GB, in that same distance it can now read 50GB!

This means that newer, larger disks are no slower than their smaller brothers.

Like I said, the 640GB WD Caviar Black is currently one of, if not the fastest 7200RPM drive on sale and it is a whopping 640GB!

Hope that helps.
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