Solved 5400 rpm and 64 mb or 7200 and 32 mb ??? Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Cache Storage Last response: January 9, 2010 1:51 PM in Storage Share abhishekk89 January 7, 2010 6:53:52 PM i am buying a new 1TB hard disk to support my aging 160gb drive... saw two wd caviar green drives one with 64 mb cache at 5400 rpm other with 32 mb cache at 7200 rpm what's the difference ?? which is better ?? how is speed and cache considered ?? Plz help me make a choice... More about : 5400 rpm 7200 jonpaul37 January 7, 2010 6:58:35 PM get the 7200/32MB, you sure that the 7200/32MB is a green model and not a black? I have a 640GB WD Hard Drive with 7200/32 and it's a nice drive. abhishekk89 January 7, 2010 7:00:09 PM i don't know about the 32mb/7200... but 64 mb/5400 is caviar green for sure... so i should give importance to rpm rather than cache ?? that's what u say... Related resources 7200RPM vs 5400RPM - Forum 5400 vs 7200 RPM Drives in RAID5 - Forum 5400 vs 7200 rpm ... - Forum WD 5200 RPM 64MB Cache vs Seagate 7200RPM 32MB Cache - Forum Noob Question: 32mb vs 64mb ; 3.0 g/s vs 6.0 g/s - 7200RPM 1Tb - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution jonpaul37 January 7, 2010 7:02:55 PM yeah, think of it like this, the black WD black models are 7200 RPM with 32 cache and the raptors are 10,000 rpm, the cache is beneficial, but not if you have a low RPM like 5400 abhishekk89 January 7, 2010 7:05:07 PM so i better go for black then... can't afford the raptors of something like that.. too costly for me... thanks a lot jonpaul37 January 7, 2010 7:09:58 PM no sweat! You'll see quite a difference from your old drive as well, good luck! raybob95 January 9, 2010 1:51:21 PM Post links, because the last thing I knew the only WD Drives that had 64MB cache were the Caviar Black 2TB and the RE4-GP 2TB. As far as I know, no WD 1TB drives have 64MB cache. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSeagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Not Recognized ForumWhy is my 1tb Caviar Black only 5400rpm 2 MB cache Forum7200rpm 32MB Cache vs. 10000 rpm 16 MB Cache ForumI7 5400rpm vs 15 7200rpm Forum7200rpm vs. 5400rpm laptop HDD question ForumWD Black 1TB 7200RPM 64 cache 6.0gb/s Overkill? Forum7200 rpm disk is slower than 5400rpm disk? Forum750GB 7200RPM 16 MB Cache vs. 640GB 5400RPM 8 MB Cache ForumHDD 32mb cache or 64mb cache? ForumDoes gaming storage need 7200rpm ? Forum5400 RPM vs 7200 RPM ForumDell Optiplex 755 Upgrade Forum5400 rpms vs. 7200 rpms Forum5400 to 7200 RPM compatibility Forum5400 rpm drive as slave to 7200 rpm master More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !