2mb or 8mb cache..considerable difference?

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    shadowmoses

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    WIll a hard drive with a 2mb cache have any real noticable difference to a 8mb cache?

    And what exactly does the extra 6mb do will it speed up access times??

    ShadOW :D
     
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    Daveway

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    Yes, it matters. You will see a noticeable improvement.
     
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    aricher

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    There's a huge difference when working with video apps - the buffer allows for fewer errors when writing to the disk. Larger buffer = fewer dropped video frames.
     
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    Absolutely, especially if you use the drive to house your operating system partition. I recently replaced the main hard drive on my PC after it died and the disk performace is very, very noticeable. I play a lot of WoW on my PC and the boost in disk speed seems like it's helping the game load and perform faster.
     

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