What does cache size 8mb mean Tags: Hard Drives Cache Storage Last response: March 19, 2012 6:17 PM in Storage Share closetoGod January 24, 2010 8:25:03 AM is 8mb cache enough for a 160 hard drive More about : cache size 8mb apache_lives a b G Storage January 24, 2010 8:50:57 AM what hdd brand and model are you looking at? m 0 l jsc a b G Storage January 24, 2010 10:57:30 AM Yes. For a lot of years, that was the standard amount of cache. Then later as drives got bigger and faster, cache size went to 16 MB, then 32 MB. m 0 l Related resources What does NO mSSD hard drive acceleration cache mean? - Forum What does "Larger cache" mean?! - Forum What Does Caching Drive Mean? - Forum what does "cache on die" mean? - Forum What does it mean if my laptop has two identical sized drives - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Pointertovoid January 26, 2010 11:05:38 PM What they call cache is a buffer that won't be used as a cache, never ever, and has no impact on performance because of that. Just take any one. Buffer size increased because Ram chips aren't available any more in 8MB size (they were produced for 64MB Ram sticks), and to give buyers something easy to compare. m 0 l 6_5x47lapua March 19, 2012 6:17:34 PM wait, so does it actually effect anything, compatibility or performance wise? do you want higher cache? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What is better than Intel Core i7 930 Quad CPU 4 x 2 8ghz 8mb L2 Cache 45nm LGA1 Forum Does the size mean anything? Forum Solvedwhat does SATA Express and M.2 mean? Forum SolvedWhat does Power Limit (%) mean, in MSI AfterBurner? Forum Solvedwhat does superclocked and double dissipation mean? Forum SolvedWhat does the PUMP mean on the GPU? Forum SolvedWhat is does "Tray" mean in CPU terms? Forum Solvedwhat does "20/24 Pin" mean in re. to Power Supply Unit Forum SolvedWhat does it mean when ram is "highly overclockable"? Forum Solvedwhat does cpu temperature in hw monitor mean? Forum SolvedWhat does sli mean? Forum SolvedWhat does this mean Help????? Forum SolvedWhat does the voltage on a memory chip mean? Forum SolvedWhat does "overclocking" a system mean? Forum SolvedWhat does Nvidia Gameworks mean for the future? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !