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Is it worth it to go to 64MB

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August 5, 2011 11:58:45 AM

First homebuild which will be used for streaming video and baseball games as well as normal workstation use. I'm trying to decide between the two and don't know if its best to go with the WD (64MB Cache / $65) or Seagate ( 32MB Cache / $53 with combo). Both are SATA 6 and I'd be willing to pay the extra $ if the extra Cache and reliability of WD is worth it. Thanks in advance for any help.


Western Digital Caviar Black WD7502AAEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache -- $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB -- $ 53
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a c 103 B Homebuilt system
August 5, 2011 12:11:37 PM

I would stick with the 1TB drive!
August 5, 2011 12:15:13 PM

Forgot to mention (unlike what she said) size won't matter that much. Anything over 500GB is icing on the cake
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a c 103 B Homebuilt system
August 5, 2011 12:20:51 PM

The Cache will speed it up but not worth the price premium with less capacity.
August 5, 2011 12:23:07 PM

Personally, I've never really been able to tell the difference, nothing drastic, but it should help a little nevertheless. But what rolli said was true so I would go with the 1TB as well.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 8, 2011 3:41:56 AM

SATA 3 won't be faster than SATA 2 for a HDD. I would pay the extra money for a WD over a samsung, but not for the extra cache alone.
August 8, 2011 4:38:13 AM

There won't be any perceivable difference between 32MB and 64MB of cache. Sure there might be a difference if you look at benchmarks, but in real life there is no difference between the two.
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