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will 64mb cache make a noticable difference over 32mb in a 2TB drive?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Easy Rhino, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Easy Rhino

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    the title says it all!
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    depends on what its used for, typically no, but if you're crazy and using that as a primary drive it would matter. Most use big drives for storage so no it won't make a difference in that scenario.
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    Or they use big drives for installing a lot of programs/games and the smaller for windows... and yet another for storage. In which case the extra cache may help.
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    lots of i/o big file ops
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    You could see a noticeable difference. I did on a Windows 7 machine.
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    I have actually wondered that myself.
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    I too have seen a difference, when my main drive used to be HDD, 64mb cache seemed to help, i had no other drives, so it was my boot drive and everything.
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    I actually use a 1tb as my main drive because I suck at life and haven't gotten on the ssd bandwagon. So this info does help.
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    Mainly in burst write speed if i am correct but other than that not too much.

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