hi, i wanted to know if there is a difference between a hhd with 8mb and 2mb buffer ? i am considering either WD 80/120 gb ata133 2mb/8mb or maxtor 80/120 gb ata133 2mb/8mb
which is better does the 2mb/8mb has any effect on the performance ?
The 8mb cache offers a minor performance increase transfering smaller files.
If you're consider between the WD or Maxtror, I'd go with WD. It has a 3 year warrenty and Maxtor only has one. I bought one of Maxtor's 8mb drives Retail version, and it failed in two weeks. I have RMA it and still waiting for it to come.