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Old 10-12-2005, 05:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What would be a faster drive, one with 300MB/s bandwidth(3G), 7200rpm, and 8MB cache or one with 150MB/s bandwidth, 7200rpm, and a 16MB cache?

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Old 10-12-2005, 10:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You might be able to find benchmarks for the exact drives on this site.

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Old 10-12-2005, 03:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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None even reach the SATA 150 specification. Not even the Raptor.
The only difference that will speed up sata 2 is NCQ.
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So what your saying is that no drives even use the entire SATA150 bandwidth so 3G doesn't make a difference? What about the cache size, will 16MB make a difference over 8MB?
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