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Old 01-09-2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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Does having a SATA hdd with 16MB cache have much performance difference compared to one that is 8MB? I know it helps with the read/write of the drive, but for a $10 higher price for a 160gb, is it worth it?
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I'd say it's worth it. It can keep more data in the cache for faster finds of stuff you were just doing. I don't exactly know how it all works, but something like that. I would get a 16MB cache drive over an 8MB. Both of my SATAs are 16MB cache.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:56 PM   #3
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Yes, anything thing 250GB+, it's worth it to buy one with a 16MB cache.
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Well, I have decided to get the one with the 16MB.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:18 PM   #5
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Good for you. It isn't once of those differences that can only be measured by a program. Had you bought the 8mb and the 16mb one you would notice a difference in the speed of your hdd.
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