Replacement HD for PPC Mini 1.42ghz

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by sbornia, May 10, 2009.

  1. sbornia macrumors member

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    Howdy,

    My trusty PPC Mini needs a new hard drive. I'm considering two different ones from OWC:

    Option #1: $50 Seagate LD25.2 80GB with 2MB cache and 5-year warranty
    Option #2: $65 Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB with 8MB cache and 3-year warranty

    The extra capacity and $15 price difference don't matter much to me. What I'm most curious about is the cache difference.

    Will the Momentus' larger cache result in "better" performance in some way? I have a vague understanding that it will make the machine more responsive...or something like that. What say you?

    Thanks!
     
  2. 300D macrumors 65816

    300D

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    #2 will perform much better. #1 is a very poor value.
     
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    If price isn't an issue, definitely go for the 2nd one. It's a better choice all around.
     

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