Solved 640 GB 32MB cache (SATA) vs 500 GB 16MB cache (SATA II) Tags: Hard Drives SATA Cache Storage Last response: February 19, 2010 5:32 AM in Storage Share arcticking 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? More about : 640 32mb cache sata 500 16mb cache sata jsc a b G Storage 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? arcticking February 17, 2010 4:54:05 AM 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=WD5000... 640 GB WD: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=34286&vpn=WD6401... those two. Related resources 16MB cache in 500GB drive vs 32MB cache in 1TB drive - Forum Single 32MB cache vs . 16MB RAID 0 - Forum 32mb cache VS 16mb cache - Forum Raid 0 - 3 vs 4 drives and 16MB vs 32MB Cache - Forum External HD w/ 500gb +, eSATA, and 16mb + cache ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution RetiredChief a c 351 G Storage February 17, 2010 2:15:24 PM Share 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 arcticking February 19, 2010 5:32:56 AM Best answer selected by arcticking. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Caviar black 640gb 64 mb cache vs velociraptor? Forum 7200rpm 32MB Cache vs . 10000rpm 16MB Cache Forum 16MB Cache better than 32MB ? Forum WD 640 GB w 16 Cache vs Seagate 500 w 32 Cache Forum 500 gig 16mb cache or 500 gig 32mb cache ? Forum 16mb cache or 32mb ? Forum Cache 16MB or 32MB ? Forum 32MB cache and 16MB cache ...Both together? Forum 32MB Vs 64MB Cache Forum Western Digital (WD) Caviar BLUE WD5000AAKX 500GB SATA 6 GB /s 16MB Cach Forum To RAID or not to RAID, backup advice. Forum Ssd and sata 1.5tb hdd Forum Install sata drive with controller card Forum New SATA hard drive not detected even in bios Forum My Sata Being Read As SCSI Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !