500Gb 7200 with 16 or 32Mb

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bcburrows, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. bcburrows macrumors 6502

    bcburrows

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    Just wondering if anyone actually had figures for this. I have searched the topics here before posting but did not find what I was after.

    Essentially I will be upgrading my 320Gb 5400rpm HDD to either a samsung or WD 7200rpm drive

    Now my question is this - do I go for the 16mb or 32mb cache. I know the 32mb will be better - but what is the actual performance difference as the price difference is quite noticeable - £60 or $100 depending where in the world you are from.

    Thanks for any help re numbers / personal experience
     
  2. zw-gator macrumors 6502a

    zw-gator

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    I know with desktop drives 16 vs. 32 yields little if any noticeable difference.
     
  3. harmonica01 macrumors 6502

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    I must be out of the loop on laptop HDs...

    Where do they offer a 7200rpm 2.5" drive with 32mb cache?
     

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