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640 GB 32MB cache (SATA) vs 500 GB 16MB cache (SATA II)

Which would be faster? The 32MB vs 16MB cache, I know that more cache is better... but considering one is SATA and the other is SATA II which would be faster?
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  1. All other things being equal, the SATA II drive should be faster. Once a drive cache reaches a certain size, it doesn't increase drive performance as much.

    Exactly which two drives are you talking about?
  2. jsc said:
    All other things being equal, the SATA II drive should be faster. Once a drive cache reaches a certain size, it doesn't increase drive performance as much.

    Exactly which two drives are you talking about?


    500 GB WD: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=23266&vpn=WD5000AAKS&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD

    640 GB WD: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=34286&vpn=WD6401AALS&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD&promoid=1043

    those two.
  3. Best answer
    The WD Black is Sata 300 (Sata II) Click on spec - Didn't see access time, but if same as 500 gig drive, Go for it. If 640 has a much slower access time (Don't think it does) go for the 500 gig
  4. Best answer selected by arcticking.
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