If they are both the same price, get the one with the more cache. Also if they are within $5 of each other still get the 32mb model. I don't know how it would affect gaming performance but overall loading times may be a SMALL bit faster depending on how much data you have and how fragmented it is.
If i go for the Black here(New Zealand) i might as well go for a 750gb(Around same price), the Blue is a lot cheaper then the black here so really the only option to get from Western Digital is the blue version.
yea pricespy is were i always look for the lowest prices. BUT most of the lowest prices of a iteam are from dodgy shops, poor service and some take weeks and weeks ages to get replacements. Good stores have higher prices and they some times just give you the replacement and they just send the faulty one away, so you dont have to wait. So its around $0-10 more from the lowest possible price.
Is some thing wrong with new egg? Havent be able to search for stuff for over 24 hours now.Cant connect to their site now. Can only get to the homepage then nothing else works. Now cant even get there.
ok some one tell me this. Is it better to have an access time of around 11-12ms with ever thing else good averages and speeds. OR is it better to have an access time of 15+ms BUT slighty better every thing else, above good averages and speeds. Only slightly better then the first option.
Greens offer lower power usage, 5400-7200 variable platter speed, cooler and quieter operation. They trade performance for these advantages.
Compared to the blue AAKS, the black AALS drive has 2 processors, 32MB of cache instead of 16 and 2 platter bearings instead of 1. It can't be slower than the blue, but could be faster. 640GB is a sweet spot at current density levels (about 333 GB/platter).