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May 5, 2003 12:02:58 PM

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 ?

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May 5, 2003 12:08:37 PM

Yes the 8MB cache makes a difference. The Western Digital ones are very good. The 2MB cache versions carry a 1 year warranty and the 8MB ones carry a 3 year warranty.

WD drives are ATA/100, Maxtor's are ATA/133, but to be honest I don't think it makes that much difference. I's go with the WD personally.

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May 5, 2003 4:31:32 PM

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. :mad: 
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May 6, 2003 2:11:50 AM

Another vote for the WD /w 8MB cache.
May 6, 2003 3:46:14 PM

I think the point has been clearly made...

You buy WD Special Edition... NOW...

;) 



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