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Is High buffer and low RPM better or worse than lower buffer and high RPM

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I need a 500gb or 1tb HDD for my new rig, problem is though, i cant decide on which.

Hitachi, Seagate and WD.

Hitachi and seagate have half the Buffer cache of the WD, but their RPM is 7200 whereas WD uses something called "intellipower".

For good harddrive performance what do i need to look out for?
http://msy.com.au/default.jsp?category=159

I apologize for MSYs crappy website :/
Edited by Klinkey - 12/25/10 at 3:19am
post #2 of 6
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anyone?
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I personally went for a 1TB Seagate @ 7.2K RPM with (I think) 32MB cache.

If you really want faster, you might as well go SSD, but if you're going for an actual disc, I like Seagate personally, though my former HDD was a WD.

It's all preference really. What exactly are you looking for in a HDD?

P.s> I think I used "D" waaaay too many times in that post.
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Looking for speed, dont care about being green for harddrives lol. just wondering if seagate 7200rpm +16 or 32mb cache is faster or slwoer than WD "intellipower" with double the cache
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does it even matter?
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After ~8 MB the cache really isn't that big of a deal anymore.
Always take a higher spindle speed if possible.
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