Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › 32mb cache vs 64mb?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

32mb cache vs 64mb?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
i'm building an i5 computer for my parents, and want the typical internet/word processing to be lightining fast.

i know ssd is the way to go, but thats out of the budget... so..

im gonna go with a wd caviar black.. my question is, do i need the 64mb cache that comes with the 640gb or 1tb drive, or is the 500gb 32mb cache drive fine?

whats the major difference between 32mb and 64mb? does it affect speed?
back in the day..
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68 Pro EVGA GTX 560ti Sc 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 128GB SSD | WD Black 500GB Windows 10 64bit 2 x Dell UltraSharp 24" Corsair HX650 
Case
Fractal Design Define R3 
  hide details  
Reply
back in the day..
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68 Pro EVGA GTX 560ti Sc 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 128GB SSD | WD Black 500GB Windows 10 64bit 2 x Dell UltraSharp 24" Corsair HX650 
Case
Fractal Design Define R3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 15
The larger cache would barely affect the performance. And I would go with a Samsung F3, they're cheaper and faster.
mITX Build
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4670K Asus Maximus VI Impact EVGA GTX 680 SuperClocked G.Skill Trident X Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Samsung 840 Pro Western Digital Black (WD4001FZEX) Seagate Barracuda (ST2000DM001) Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell UltraSharp (U2412M) Ducky Shine II (DK9008S2) SeaSonic Platinum (1000w) CaseLabs Mercury S3 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Razer Scarab KRK Rokit G2 (RP6G2) Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X2 250 Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H ATI Radeon HD 4200 (Onboard) 2GB Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 1333Mhz 
Optical DriveOSPowerCase
LITE-ON 24X iHAS424-9 Windows 7 Ultimate x32 Antec BP550 Plus Rosewill R101-P-BK 
  hide details  
Reply
mITX Build
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-4670K Asus Maximus VI Impact EVGA GTX 680 SuperClocked G.Skill Trident X Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Samsung 840 Pro Western Digital Black (WD4001FZEX) Seagate Barracuda (ST2000DM001) Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell UltraSharp (U2412M) Ducky Shine II (DK9008S2) SeaSonic Platinum (1000w) CaseLabs Mercury S3 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Razer Scarab KRK Rokit G2 (RP6G2) Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X2 250 Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H ATI Radeon HD 4200 (Onboard) 2GB Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 1333Mhz 
Optical DriveOSPowerCase
LITE-ON 24X iHAS424-9 Windows 7 Ultimate x32 Antec BP550 Plus Rosewill R101-P-BK 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 15
for the use your describing the cache difference is not important... either or will work

The samsungs are quite decent as well and match if not beat the black throughput..
Hope this helped...
Last years model
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P2 x4 965 c3 M4A78T-E Stock Gskill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western DIgital Western Digital Samsung Hp 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
RocketFish P-P Windows 7 MSDN H233H Logitech 520S 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair tx750w CM 690II G5 Coca COla 
Audio
Stock  
  hide details  
Reply
Last years model
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P2 x4 965 c3 M4A78T-E Stock Gskill 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western DIgital Western Digital Samsung Hp 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
RocketFish P-P Windows 7 MSDN H233H Logitech 520S 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair tx750w CM 690II G5 Coca COla 
Audio
Stock  
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
when then would the higher cache become a factor?
back in the day..
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68 Pro EVGA GTX 560ti Sc 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 128GB SSD | WD Black 500GB Windows 10 64bit 2 x Dell UltraSharp 24" Corsair HX650 
Case
Fractal Design Define R3 
  hide details  
Reply
back in the day..
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68 Pro EVGA GTX 560ti Sc 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 128GB SSD | WD Black 500GB Windows 10 64bit 2 x Dell UltraSharp 24" Corsair HX650 
Case
Fractal Design Define R3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryder;12773099 
when then would the higher cache become a factor?

benches, maybe servers.
Oppress This!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 2 X4 B55BE @ 3.7 ASUS M4A89GTD-PRO USB3 GTX 470 + GTX 275 SOC 4gb Crucial Ballistix T 1600 6-8-6-20-24 1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xWD640AAHLS + Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM + 2x150gb VRapt HP IDE + LG SATA Win 7 x64 ult 15" 1024x768 Dell (visually impaired) 
PowerCase
XFX XXX 650w (green fan) Antec 300 (Heavily Modded) 
  hide details  
Reply
Oppress This!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 2 X4 B55BE @ 3.7 ASUS M4A89GTD-PRO USB3 GTX 470 + GTX 275 SOC 4gb Crucial Ballistix T 1600 6-8-6-20-24 1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xWD640AAHLS + Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM + 2x150gb VRapt HP IDE + LG SATA Win 7 x64 ult 15" 1024x768 Dell (visually impaired) 
PowerCase
XFX XXX 650w (green fan) Antec 300 (Heavily Modded) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
also, is there a diff between sata3 6gb, and sata6?

i dont get how it works.. sata II, vs sata 3, vs sata 6, vs sata3 6gb etc
back in the day..
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68 Pro EVGA GTX 560ti Sc 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 128GB SSD | WD Black 500GB Windows 10 64bit 2 x Dell UltraSharp 24" Corsair HX650 
Case
Fractal Design Define R3 
  hide details  
Reply
back in the day..
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68 Pro EVGA GTX 560ti Sc 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 128GB SSD | WD Black 500GB Windows 10 64bit 2 x Dell UltraSharp 24" Corsair HX650 
Case
Fractal Design Define R3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 15
potential speeds:
sata I =1.5GB/s
sata II =3GB/s
sata III =6GB/s

Although the difference in prices are only about $10-$15 between sata2 and sata3 drives, make sure your motherboard supports SATA III / 6GB speeds or youre just wasting money.

I have a 64mb 1TB WD caviar black and i love it, but it does make make small bubbly noises when accessing data.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD x6 1055t @ 3.7ghz MSI 790fx-gd70 Gigabyte 5870 (4x4gb)Gskill ripjaw ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 512gb SSD, 2x2TB green 2x Asus 24x sata dvdrw Windows7 64 ultimate dual 24" Dell 2407wfp 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K90 Antec TruePower blue 750w CoolerMaster HAF932 w/ usb3.0! Logitech g500 
Mouse Pad
Allsop 12''x14'' 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD x6 1055t @ 3.7ghz MSI 790fx-gd70 Gigabyte 5870 (4x4gb)Gskill ripjaw ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 512gb SSD, 2x2TB green 2x Asus 24x sata dvdrw Windows7 64 ultimate dual 24" Dell 2407wfp 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K90 Antec TruePower blue 750w CoolerMaster HAF932 w/ usb3.0! Logitech g500 
Mouse Pad
Allsop 12''x14'' 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 15
Speed is the only difference. I am not sure what you mean by sata 6, because there are only three versions I, II, and III. SATA II is sufficent enough. As recommended, I too recommend the samsung f3 1TB.
MSI EX625
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 MSI MS-1674 ATI Radeon HD Mobility 4670 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 320GB Sony CD/DVD writer Windows 7 Home 64-bit 16" 1366x768 
  hide details  
Reply
MSI EX625
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 MSI MS-1674 ATI Radeon HD Mobility 4670 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 320GB Sony CD/DVD writer Windows 7 Home 64-bit 16" 1366x768 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 15
sata II vs III is data transfer speed. sata 2 runs at 3gbps, sata 3 at 6gbps. even though it is faster most mechanical hard drives don't take advantage of sata 3. go with the samsung f3 it is excellent.
W.O.P.R.
(15 items)
 
HAL 9000
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k P67A-UD4 palit gtx 570 sonic platinum 2x4gb g.skill ripjaws 1600 7-8-7-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 samsung spinpoint f3 one that works h70 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 BSOD edition sony fw900 $10 at walmart xfx black edition 850w 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
antec lanboy air blue razer SWTOR MMO mouse razer kabuto 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q9450 Asus P5K Deluxe Sapphire 5850 Corsair/Crucial DDR2 800 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Western Digital Blue Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 BSOD edition Rosewill Green 530w 
Case
NZXT Gamma 
  hide details  
Reply
W.O.P.R.
(15 items)
 
HAL 9000
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k P67A-UD4 palit gtx 570 sonic platinum 2x4gb g.skill ripjaws 1600 7-8-7-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 samsung spinpoint f3 one that works h70 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 BSOD edition sony fw900 $10 at walmart xfx black edition 850w 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
antec lanboy air blue razer SWTOR MMO mouse razer kabuto 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q9450 Asus P5K Deluxe Sapphire 5850 Corsair/Crucial DDR2 800 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Western Digital Blue Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 BSOD edition Rosewill Green 530w 
Case
NZXT Gamma 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
hmm, cant find the samsung f3 at ncix.com nor a-power.com (im from canada)

and is that samsung f3 32mb or 64mb cache?
back in the day..
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68 Pro EVGA GTX 560ti Sc 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 128GB SSD | WD Black 500GB Windows 10 64bit 2 x Dell UltraSharp 24" Corsair HX650 
Case
Fractal Design Define R3 
  hide details  
Reply
back in the day..
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68 Pro EVGA GTX 560ti Sc 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 128GB SSD | WD Black 500GB Windows 10 64bit 2 x Dell UltraSharp 24" Corsair HX650 
Case
Fractal Design Define R3 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › 32mb cache vs 64mb?