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WD 5200RPM 64MB Cache vs Seagate 7200RPM 32MB Cache

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April 7, 2010 11:52:34 AM

Hi guys,

This is a very stupid question and I'm kind of ashamed to ask it, but I'm not confident in my knowledge about storage. A friend of mine is building a system, and he's asked me if a Western Digital HDD @ 5200 RPM & 64 MB could outdo a Seagate Barracuda @ 7200.2 RPM & 32 MB cache.

I'm inclined to recommend the Seagate due to the RPMs, but I don't know much about caching and could be wrong (I have been in the past).

The price difference is $5.

Cheers,

rider_eragon

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April 7, 2010 1:12:24 PM

I'd go for the 7200 RPM. 32MB is still a very nice amount of cache.

Whenever I'm going to buy a non-trivial computer component, I always search for a few reviews. Sites like TH (and many others) do very extensive reviews looking at performance and other features.
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April 7, 2010 1:13:08 PM

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