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

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February 17, 2010 4:29:39 AM

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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February 17, 2010 4:48:09 AM

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?
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February 17, 2010 2:15:24 PM
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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
February 19, 2010 5:32:56 AM

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