Hard Drives

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by David Sadtwat, May 9, 2004.

  1. Is there much difference between 2MB and 8MB cache? And what about 100 and
    133 ATA?

    Thanks all

    --
    "You shouldn't quote yourself" - Me
     
    David Sadtwat, May 9, 2004
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  2. David Sadtwat

    Hamman Guest

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


    The cache will speed thing up a lot, the ATA speed will do bugger all.

    hamman
     
    Hamman, May 9, 2004
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  3. David Sadtwat

    RDS Guest

    "David Sadtwat" <> 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

    --
    "You shouldn't quote yourself" - Me


    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.
     
    RDS, May 9, 2004
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  4. David Sadtwat

    10_4 Guest

    "David Sadtwat" <> wrote in message
    news:cdsnc.231$...
    > Is there much difference between 2MB and 8MB cache? And what about 100 and
    > 133 ATA?
    >
    > Thanks all
    >
    > --
    > "You shouldn't quote yourself" - Me
    >
    >


    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.
     
    10_4, May 10, 2004
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