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Old 11-23-2007, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default Need help choosing the right 500GB HDD...

Alrighty I need help choosing the right internal 500GB hd for a external hd I am building.......I don't know what the difference is between these except for the cache sizes...so help me out and tell me which would be the best..I am a seagate guy but if you can convince to another such as WD, I'd be fine with it but I really do like Seagate and the perpendicular record. technology....

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache $110

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache $125

Seagate ST3500631NS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache $120

Also, I think it has to do with cache, but why the difference in price?
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What are the advantages/disadvantages between the 2 different cache sizes?
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Default Re: Need help choosing the right 500GB HDD...

32MB of Cache is much faster than 16MB.

If speed is a concern, go with the newer 7200.11 drives
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Default Re: Need help choosing the right 500GB HDD...

def def go for the 32mb cache
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ha ha so $15 bucks must be worth the upgrade??
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Old 11-23-2007, 03:10 PM   #5
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Default Re: Need help choosing the right 500GB HDD...

now im tempted to get the 7200.11 and use it as my main drive :-) then use my 320GB for the external!...if i do, is there a way to clone what's on my main now onto the new one without reinstalling everything?
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Check out this article:
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=418
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