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What is more important cache or sata III 6gb/s connections

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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

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a c 523 G Storage
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.
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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 ?
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a c 523 G Storage
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.
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March 19, 2012 7:57:51 AM

Best answer selected by arpit2141.
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a b G Storage
March 19, 2012 9:15:07 AM

This topic has been closed by Maziar
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