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Hi guys,

If I bought two 500GB hard drives, put the OS and programs on the one and all my files on the other would it beat the 1TB in performance because the OS wont have to compete with the programs to read data from the OS drive?

EDIT: and is 6GB/s worth it over 3GB/s?
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post #2 of 21
Yes it will beat it in performance and no 6GB/s is not worth it.
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post #3 of 21
No, 6gbs on a mechanical is all marketing. No way you need that when you use less than half of a 3gbs line. I say 2 500's and raid 0. Get more speed out of it
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post #4 of 21
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Yes it will beat it in performance and no 6GB/s is not worth it.
thank you, what about 32mb vs 64mb cache?
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post #5 of 21
Get the two 500GB drives.

I would just 2 Caviar Black 3GB/s.

6GB/s not worth it.
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Quote:
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thank you, what about 32mb vs 64mb cache?
It doesn't really matter. You have to look at the performance of the individual drive itself, some 32mb cache ones will outperform the 64mb cache just because of the design on them.
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post #7 of 21
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Get the two 500GB drives.

I would just 2 of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tal-_-22136795
ha! that's the exact drive im looking at!
the whole thread is about the 500GB vs 640GB version of that, 640 has 6Gb/s and 64mb cache whereas 500GB has 32mb cache and 3GB/s
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post #8 of 21
Quote:
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thank you, what about 32mb vs 64mb cache?
Depends on the drive.
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It doesn't really matter. You have to look at the performance of the individual drive itself, some 32mb cache ones will outperform the 64mb cache just because of the design on them.
yes, they are the exact hard drive afaik, except one has 64mb cache and one has 32mb cache
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136320

Get these, not the Sata III that was linked.
You'll save yourself $20 and have the same performance.
    
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