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? 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. Related resources 16MB vs 8MB Cache - Forum is 8mb cache worth it? - Forum 2mb vs 8mb vs 16mb cache - performance in games and audio - Forum What does the PS4's 8 core CPU mean for PC gaming? - Forum 8mb cache VS 32mb cache on my new system? - 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. 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? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 8MB cache or ATA133? Forum ATA133 vs 8MB cache Forum RAID with 8MB cache hardrive Forum Hard Drive Cache Size ? Forum Is 8MB cache better than 2MB? Forum WD vs Maxtor 8MB cache Forum 8MB of cache ? Forum CPU limited by HDD? What does this mean ? Forum What does "Larger cache " mean ?! Forum What is better than Intel Core i7 930 Quad CPU 4 x 2 8ghz 8mb L2 Cache 45nm LGA1 Forum CD-RW: 8MB vs 2MB Forum Best SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum Best file allocation size? Forum Check hard drive cache Forum What is P-ATA ? Compatiable with IDE?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !