10,000rpm vs 16mb cache Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Cache Gaming Storage Last response: December 9, 2005 12:17 PM in Storage Share rustang351c December 1, 2005 7:59:54 PM For gaming speed would a 74Gig Raptor or a 250Gig 16mb cache WD be faster, or negligible difference? If I went with the first, I'd a storage drive later. More about : 000rpm 16mb cache fishmahn December 1, 2005 8:02:55 PM While gaming? Assuming you have enough RAM, the only thing the HD speeeds up is zone/level loads and bootup. On short bursts 16mb cache will be as fast as the Raptor, but the Raptor wins in the long haul. Mike. mpjesse December 2, 2005 5:47:09 PM Definitely the Raptor. Nothing beats raw RPM's. Related resources 7200rpm 32MB Cache vs. 10000rpm 16MB Cache - Forum 750 7400rpm 16mb cache vs 1T 7400rpm? - Forum CPU CACHE 8MB vs 16MB? AMD FX 8350 - Forum 16MB Cache vs 64MB Cache for Seagate's SSHD Hybrids - Forum 16MB vs. 32MB Cache - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Rob423 December 3, 2005 2:10:40 PM roger that.. more RPM's OhOH oHHHH!!! RichPLS December 3, 2005 2:26:14 PM I have a 74mb Raptor, and a 16mb 250gig Maxtor. Both are quite fast, and I can not tell the difference in operation whether accessing RAPTOR or Maxtor unless I benchmark them. If you need the fastest period, go Raptor... Ir you need very fast and spacious, go 16mb cache, 250 or 300gig Ned_Flanders December 9, 2005 12:17:20 PM £/Performance Maxtor wins easily Performance Raptor wins (but by 5 secs per level load?) I'd get the Maxtor. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWD 500GB SATA3 16MB cache vs Seagate 1TB 32MB CACHE SATA3 for gaming Forum Solved16mb cache vs 64mb (which HDD is better for gaming?) Forum SolvedSQL Server Performance in SAS 15K 16MB Cache vs SAS 15K 64MB Cache Forum Solved750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache vs. 640GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache Forum Solved16MB cache in 500GB drive vs 32MB cache in 1TB drive Forum Solved640 GB 32MB cache (SATA) vs 500 GB 16MB cache (SATA II) Forum 16mb vs 32 mb cache for hard drives Forum 64mb sas drive cache vs 16mb Forum Single 32MB cache vs. 16MB RAID 0 Forum Raid 0 - 3 vs 4 drives and 16MB vs 32MB Cache Forum 2mb vs 8mb vs 16mb cache - performance in games and audio Forum Raid0.. 16MB vs 8MB cache? Forum 16MB vs 8MB Cache Forum Intel XEON x3323 6mb cach VS HP XEON x3323 16mb cach Forum SolvedIs this drive cache 32mb or 16mb? (do not just look at the title) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !