Closed What is more important cache or sata III 6gb/s connections Tags: Hard Drives Sata Cache Western Digital Storage Last response: March 19, 2012 9:15 AM in Storage Share arpit2141 March 18, 2012 6:03:58 PM Hello, i am creating new PC i am confuse with hard drive selection i have two option to chose from please help me which is better ? (1) from WD with SATA III with 16 mb cache (2) from wd with SATA II with 32mb cache below is my configuration Intel core i5 2320 Intel DZ68DB mother board 16gb corsair DDR3 1333 ASUS DVD writer More about : important cache sata iii 6gb connections | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution Dereck47 Storage Expert March 18, 2012 6:33:31 PM Cache is more important than SATA connection with regards to HDDs. HDDs can be SATA III "compatible", not SATA III "capable". A single HDD cannot spin fast enough to saturate a SATA II port, let alone a SATA III port. | Report abuse arpit2141 March 19, 2012 2:04:12 AM I forgot to mention that both are 500GB hard drive in that regard which is good and other thing is that i have also seen Hitachi hard drive with SATA III with 32 MB cache what is your opinion about Hitachi Hard drive quality ? | Report abuse Dereck47 Storage Expert March 19, 2012 6:43:53 AM Hitachi Deskstars are good quality drives. I've never owned one but I haven't heard anything negative about them. | Report abuse arpit2141 March 19, 2012 7:57:51 AM Best answer selected by arpit2141. | Report abuse Maziar March 19, 2012 9:15:07 AM This topic has been closed by Maziar | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>What is more important cache or sata III 6gb/s connections> Related ressources: ForumWill a SATA I (1.5) dvd rom slow my sata III ( 6GBs ) hard drive to 1.5? ForumSATA III or SAS - 6GB/s ForumWhy is Performance Worse With SATA III ? ForumSATA II and SATA III read/access file speeds ForumAsus Rampage III SATA SSD read failure ForumLooking to Purchase Sata III ( 6gb/s ) SSD ForumWhich factor is more important for HDD performance? ForumWD 6Gb/s 1TB on Marvell 9128 using Sata II cable smart fails ForumAsus Sabertooth X58 Problem with SATA 6GB/s ForumSSD Sata 3 [ 6gb/s ] (Sandforce) is it worth it now? ForumGigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R SATA and fan connections ForumI have a new Seagate sata III 6gb/s and need advice on raid 0 or just using sing ForumFastest Sata 6gb/s mechanical drive? ForumCan i use a SSD SATA III DRIVE CONNECTED TO SATA II PORT? ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum[Solved] SATA to eSATA enclosure possible with this external drive? ForumSATA 1 or 0? Forum[Solved] Windows 7 does not start when SSD is attached to a SATA port with RAID Forum[Solved] Do the latest motherboard support older SATA drives Forum[Solved] Sata transfer rates vs RPM More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !