What is cache on an hdd? Tags: Hard Drives Cache Build Storage Last response: January 25, 2013 12:18 AM in Storage Share zskot75 January 25, 2013 12:02:11 AM juz wondering cuz im picking out an hdd for my build. has to be sata 6gb and 320GB max nothing more 140GB is minimum i'll go More about : cache hdd SchizTech a b G Storage January 25, 2013 12:09:55 AM The cache is just a bit of memory on the HDD controller that sits "between" the system and the disk. It serves to smooth things out so that the system doesn't need to wait for the drive so much. In fact, the manufacturers have concluded that very large caches don't make much difference above 16 MB. m 0 l zskot75 January 25, 2013 12:18:20 AM ok thanks m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat exactly is HDD cache? Forum What is the best 64GB SSD to use as HDD cache in a workstation build? Forum Solvedcache is ssd and hdd Forum Solvedssd,hdd cache or no cache Forum Solvedreplacing hdd with a ssd + ssd already existed for cache...is it possible?? Forum SolvedAnything I should do after installing another HDD? Accidentally marked it as active. Big difference between 16 or 64MB cache? Forum SolvedWD HDD reads only cache memory Forum SolvedHybrid Drive vs Hdd + Ssd cache? Forum Solved16mb cache vs 64mb (which HDD is better for gaming?) Forum SolvedCache on SSD vs HDD Forum SolvedSSD + HDD vs HDD Raid 0 vs HDD + SSD cache Forum SolvedSeagate 1tb 7200 RPM 32MB Cache HDD (cheap) vs WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200 RPM 64MB Cache HDD? (noise/performance)? Forum SolvedHDD- WD Caviar Black 500gb Or TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache Forum SolvedHDD cache. Saving money Forum SolvedIs it worthwhile using Velociraptor as a cache to hdd.? Forum How to install an SSD with windows 8 and set up SSD cache with a HDD. Forum Solved64gb ssd+32gb cache for HDD vs 120 gb ssd Forum SolvedSSD+HDD or HDD+SSD Cache Forum SolvedReplacing a 32 MB cache HDD with a 16 MB cache HDD Forum SolvedWhat is a Hard Drive Acceleration Cache? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !