Barracuda 32MB Cache VS Caviar Black 64MB Cache Tags: Caviar Cache Storage Hard Drives Last response: April 27, 2013 4:28 AM in Storage Share deadpoet April 26, 2013 12:50:44 PM Hello to everybody. I recently bought a new computer whose HDD is a Seagate ST31000524AS Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 6Gb/s 1 TB (Specs here: http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/support/docs/1006368... ) However, I previously owned a Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX SATA 6Gb/s 1 TB HDD (Specs here: http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/287... ) The Barracuda has 32 MB cache while the Caviar Black has 64 MB cache. My questions are: Do you reckon that the Caviar Black is a better performing HDD? Do you reckon it will be worth to substitute the Baracuda with the Caviar Black? Davide More about : barracuda 32mb cache caviar black 64mb cache popatim a c 906 G Storage April 26, 2013 1:30:21 PM Both those drive are almost exactly the same speed: 125mb/s for the seagate and 126 for the WD. I doubt you would see any performance gains from the WD's extra cache outside of benchmarks. deadpoet April 27, 2013 4:28:34 AM popatim said:I doubt you would see any performance gains from the WD's extra cache outside of benchmarks. Are you sure about this? Here are some tests I ran on the both of them: Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSeagate 1tb 7200 RPM 32MB Cache HDD (cheap) vs WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200 RPM 64MB Cache HDD? (noise/performance)? Forum SolvedWD Black 1tb 32mb cache vs WD Black 1tb 64mb cache Forum SolvedHDD- WD Caviar Black 500gb Or TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache Forum Solved64mb cache VS 32mb cache Forum Solved32MB Vs 64MB Cache Forum SolvedWD 5200RPM 64MB Cache vs Seagate 7200RPM 32MB Cache Forum Western Digital Caviar Blue 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s or Black Forum SolvedCaviar black 32mb vs caviar green 64mb Forum 32mb vs 64mb Cache Forum Caviar Black 64mb Cache 6.0Gb/s in Raid 0 Forum Western Digital Caviar Black sata 2 32mb vs sata 3 64mb Forum Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB(16MB) Vs. WD Caviar Black 500GB (32MB) Forum SolvedHDD 32mb cache or 64mb cache? Forum SolvedIs a 64mb cache drive compaible with an older 32mb cache drive? Forum stupid question but like to be answered plz. 32mb or 64mb cache? Forum SolvedWD Caviar Blue 1TB 64MB Cache SATA III (6 Gb/s) on SATA II (3 Gb/s) Forum Caviar black 640gb 64 mb cache vs velociraptor? Forum Difference between 32mb cache and 64mb cache hard disks Forum Is a 32MB cache hard drive compatible with a windows 7 64mb Forum barracuda ncq with 64mb cache or non ncq with 16mb 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 !