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Cache comparison

By RedOne
Feb 19, 2009
  1. Hi guys,

    I'm about to buy a new hard drive and I'm trying to decide between two. They each have 500 gigs of storage, both are 7200RPM but one has a 32MB cache while the other has a 16MB cache. it seems obvious to buy the former, but what exactly does increased cache offer in terms of performance? Also, the 32MB drive is made by Seagate while the other is WD.

    Thanks.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    The larger the disk cache:

    Better transfer rate
    Less use on the cpu
    Shorter access time.

    :grinthumb
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,325   +622

    WD has reliability issue (at the moment) so I would go with the Seagate
     
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