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June 30, 2006 5:40:33 AM

hi,is 16 MB of cache (vs 8mb) really gonna show a difference in gaming, and running applications or only when moving or adding files?

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June 30, 2006 6:28:43 AM

the bigger buffer size will really speed up small file transfers. It should make a difference in gaming.... probably not much, but if a drive with an 8MB buffer costs the same (or slightly less) as one of equal capacity, with a 16MB buffer..... of course, go with the one with the 16MB buffer.
June 30, 2006 8:02:48 AM

16mb buffer drives are noticeably better.

With regards to the Prophecy's comment, it really depends what game you're playing - something like the Sims will get much faster as it works with tons and tons of tiny files, whereas something like San Andreas which works off one big file won't be.
June 30, 2006 7:33:33 PM

ok.

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