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500GB HDD VS 2x 250GB HDD//// Cache size

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  • Western Digital
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Last response: in Storage
February 22, 2006 11:21:17 PM

I've seen a few prices for some 500GB Hard Disk Drives and they are pretty high. Anywhere from 300$-400$ on and whats funny is that you can snag two Western Digital Caviar HDDs with 16MB cache for 96$ each or a total of 192$ in all.

Now why would you pay more for the same space (bout 108$ more atleast)???

Now about the whole cache dealio... is their any real reason to get a 16MB cache drive over an 8MB cache????

More about : 500gb hdd 250gb hdd cache size

February 22, 2006 11:48:54 PM

if you want to save money and dun mind having multiple drives that take up space, go with the 2x250. 500s are good though, esp if u dun want multiple drives in ur system, or u need huge storage and its not an option to maintain like 10 drives
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February 23, 2006 12:34:25 AM

If the drives are just for storage then 8mb cache is enough. Now if its your boot drive or a game drive then the 16mb cache can help out.
February 23, 2006 1:10:33 AM

i agree with both avatar3k and strum. What you do you intend to do with this one or the two? Unless you have a need for the 500gb hard drive, the two 250gbs would be fine.

generally you want to get the best $/GB right? :p