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David Sadtwat
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      05-09-2004
Is there much difference between 2MB and 8MB cache? And what about 100 and
133 ATA?

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      05-09-2004

"David Sadtwat" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Is there much difference between 2MB and 8MB cache? And what about 100 and
> 133 ATA?
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The cache will speed thing up a lot, the ATA speed will do bugger all.

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      05-09-2004

"David Sadtwat" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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Is there much difference between 2MB and 8MB cache? And what about 100 and
133 ATA?

Thanks all

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Data is held in cache ubtil you save it to the hard drive. Therefore the
more cache you have the more data can be held and not cause disk swapping.
The 133 is faster then the 100.





 
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      05-10-2004

"David Sadtwat" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Is there much difference between 2MB and 8MB cache? And what about 100 and
> 133 ATA?
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> Thanks all
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From Western Digitals FAQs:

What are the benefits between a 8MB vs. 2MB cache drive?

Answer
Cache memory is the data buffer or cache between the hard drive and
the actual platters in the drive where data is temporarily stored. Access to
data in the memory cache is much faster than accessing data on the platters
in the hard drive. The larger the memory cache, the more data can be stored
which can be accessed faster. A drive with 8 MB of cache will perform faster
than a drive with 2 MB of cache because more data can be stored on the 8 MB
cache drive.





 
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