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Old 10-10-2008, 12:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm needing a new 500gb hard drive. Which is better?

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

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Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AACS 500GB 5400 to 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you can afford an extra few dollars consider this one:
Newegg.com - Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Obviously its bigger but its also faster than the two WDs.
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Buying a New Hard Drive ?

I guess what i want to know is ... do Cache and latency matter and which one is a better hard drive?
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More cache the better, this one is fast and a good deal for the money:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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