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Last response: in Storage
April 11, 2002 2:51:47 AM

I doubt any one knows, but will WD make any smaller HDD with a 8 MB cache? Why dont they just make ones with really Big caches? It may make the drive more expensive, but wouldn't it just perform in the long run?

If an orange was driving a racecar would it peel out?

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April 11, 2002 6:57:07 PM

My feelings exactly. I yearn for 4 x 40GB with 8MB cache each and a tall Scandinavian lassy to operate my keyboard.

Dream on.

BTW the 2MB drive of the same sort of capcity are slightly cheaper, so the cache size isn't the pricey bit. It's the capacity.

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April 12, 2002 3:00:25 PM

If the cache doesn't increase the cost so much, why can't they make a HD with 16, 32, or even 64+MB of cache?

Dreaming of the 4x10TB drive with 16GB of cache....Oooohhh
April 12, 2002 10:00:51 PM

Probably because if the smaller drives were like that, they'ed have to keep supplying them like that.

Eventually the costs would rise I reckon.

I too yearn for a buffer as big as Big Ben.

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