Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 and 32MB cache Tags: Hard Drives Hitachi Ultrastar Western Digital Storage Last response: February 10, 2008 9:26 PM in Storage Share bhendin February 6, 2008 7:23:35 PM Hello all! I am looking for an enterprise class SATA drive and have narrowed the options down to: Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 (750GB) and the WD Caviar RE2 (750GB) The Hitachi is about $50-70 more expensive and only has a 3 year warranty as opposed to the WD 5 year. However the Hitachi has a 32MB cache instead of a 16MB, it also has some proprietary technology called "smooth stream". My question is does anyone have experience, or references to any comparisons between these two drives? I would like to know if the Hitachi is worth the extra money. thanks! More about : hitachi ultrastar a7k1000 32mb cache dbassman February 10, 2008 9:26:51 PM The Hitachi has a 5 yr. warrantee also, it's the Deskstar models that only have a 3yr. Personally I'm waiting for ZipZoomFly to get more in stock so I can buy one! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Hitachi Ultrastar A7K1000 1TB write-cache settings... Forum SolvedWestern Digital Caviar Green 2TB or Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB - How much do I need? Forum How to test hitachi ultrastar Forum [wts] HITACHI Ultrastar 7K3000 - 3TB 7200RPM-64mb-6.0Gb/s Forum What is this plug on a Hitachi Ultrastar 15k600? Forum Solved16MB vs. 32MB Cache Forum SolvedWD 500GB SATA3 16MB cache vs Seagate 1TB 32MB CACHE SATA3 for gaming Forum SolvedIs this drive cache 32mb or 16mb? (do not just look at the title) Forum Solveddiffrence between 32mb cache and 64 mb cache??? Forum SolvedSeagate 1tb 7200 RPM 32MB Cache HDD (cheap) vs WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200 RPM 64MB Cache HDD? (noise/performance)? Forum Solved64 vs 32mb cache Forum Solved64mb cache VS 32mb cache Forum SolvedHDD 32mb cache or 64mb cache? Forum SolvedIs a 64mb cache drive compaible with an older 32mb cache drive? Forum SolvedWD Black 1tb 32mb cache vs WD Black 1tb 64mb cache Forum Solved32MB Vs 64MB Cache Forum Solved16MB cache in 500GB drive vs 32MB cache in 1TB drive Forum SolvedWD 5200RPM 64MB Cache vs Seagate 7200RPM 32MB Cache Forum Solved640 GB 32MB cache (SATA) vs 500 GB 16MB cache (SATA II) Forum stupid question but like to be answered plz. 32mb or 64mb cache? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !