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Any other applications show a benefit?It seems that the 3 year warranty might be the best part of the deal. They want to get it in place now so it will not be the limiting factor when other parts of the system also increase in speed. The Maxtor is nice because it is ATA133, but the cache is small compared to the WD ATA100 drive. About us | Privacy policy | Mailing list | Mobile https://www.extremetech.com/computing/55580-top-tip-2mb-or-8mb-hard-disk-cache

zzyss Ars Praefectus Tribus: Sydney, Australia Registered: Jan 11, 2001Posts: 3811 Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2003 3:22 am Just a quick sidetrack question:I recently bought a 800JB in Australia. I bought one and i RMAed 3 of them in the span of 8 months. OTOH, it could have been marketing fluff that he recycled.Since we were working with a P3 800, it seemed reasonable, those things sucked for DV capture and editing. Yes, marketing hype is the biggest reason for it.

So likely i will go with a 120jb.Thanks againOMG Pete Ars Tribunus Angusticlavius Registered: Feb 20, 1999Posts: 7626 Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2003 9:20 pm I thought the 8MB cache DM UPDATE 10/8/16 with trailer and new information about the movie Latest: Ackmed, Feb 10, 2017 at 6:41 AM Off Topic Summit Ridge (Zen) Benchmarks Latest: krumme, Feb 10, 2017 at 6:41 Probobly 120 either way. Content is segmented into Channels and Topic Centers.

Just a little bit? I haven't shopped for hds in quite sometime. I want to get a new hard drive for a budget gaming system and I see lots og drives at 7200rpm at 8mb cache and lots at 64mb cache. http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?t=689088&start=0 Top Starfalcon Gerbilus Supremus Posts: 11813 Joined: Mon Oct 14, 2002 10:43 am Location: Evergreen Park, IL Contact: Contact Starfalcon AOL Quote #11 Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:39 am The

It is available in a 120GB variety w/ 8MB cache and 3-year warranty for $117 from www.googlegear.com (I am not endorsing them as a reseller, but that is where I bought doraemon "Cat with no ears" Ars Tribunus Angusticlavius et Subscriptor Tribus: SF and SJ, CA Registered: Feb 10, 2001Posts: 7012 Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2003 8:59 am My understanding is all I for one am waiting for this drive to become available. By ExtremeTech Staff on January 22, 2004 at 1:44 pm Comment Tips used for Top Tips come from the ExtremeTech forum and are written by our community.

I myself have 3 Western Digital 80 GB 8 mb cache drives and 1 WD 120 GB 8 mb cache drive. https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/hard-drive-question-2mb-vs-8mb-cache-does-it-matter.998240/ Benchmarking finds that these drives perform faster - regardless of identical specs." Answer from burninbush "8mb cache is a slight improvement in a few very special cases. unused Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get IT Center Brands Tutorials Other sites Tom's Guide Serial ATA has been in development for years.

WD is a bit louder but has the better warranty and it seems as though everyone really likes them. Would you want to be the company that only made ATA 66 drives when everyone else was making ATA 100 ? 2. Since hard drive speed is usually determined by the seek time, a larger buffer will make sure that if the hard drive needs to seek very far during writing the buffer any..none...And Im on a serious budget and SSD at my price reange is just too small to get at the moment..any help...thanks in advancebtw I know the load times would prob

This would seem to me to be a good strategy to use given the high throughput we're talking about, and the benefits we stand to reap if we have a very warranties? Since hard drive speed is usually determined by the seek time, a larger buffer will make sure that if the hard drive needs to seek very far during writing the buffer magic_p Ars Tribunus Angusticlavius Tribus: Everett, WA Registered: Aug 14, 2000Posts: 9025 Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:46 pm quote:Originally posted by Z Sphinx:quote:Originally posted by magic_p:For video editing the 8MB

doraemon "Cat with no ears" Ars Tribunus Angusticlavius et Subscriptor Tribus: SF and SJ, CA Registered: Feb 10, 2001Posts: 7012 Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 9:27 am "Inertia of reputation." That's Data stored in the cache can be transfered at the full speed of the interface, be it ATA/100; ATA/133; or SATA/150.All other transfers occur as fast as they can be accessed OTOH, given that your current drive is a Quantum Bigfoot, even the one with 2MB cache will seem blazingly fast.

Also check the length of warranty. (The 8MB cache drives often have a longer warranty, which is worth something.) The years just pass like trains.

Having a larger cache means that little bumps in transfer are more easily smoothed out. R3d Baron Ars Scholae Palatinae Registered: May 11, 1999Posts: 1113 Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 5:45 pm For what its worth...I have one of the new 'cuda 7200.7's, 80Gb, 2Mb cache And the fact that this IBM problem cropped up at a time when an awful lot of people had found their way to online forums where they could share horror stories. Most of the time people just want faster boot and load speeds and that's what solid state drives do for you but the draw back is SSDs are more expensive per

On a faster machine it wouldn't make a pittance of difference, but on a P2 it might be the world. I have a [email protected] and I noticed a difference when I bought a 120GB Maxtor with 8MB Buffer to use instead of my 40GB 2 MB buffer. Search all issuesPreview this magazine » Browse all issues1975198019851990199520002005 Jan 1, 1990Jan 8, 1990Jan 15, 1990Jan 22, 1990Jan 29, 1990Feb 5, 1990Feb 12, 1990Feb 19, 1990Feb 26, 1990Mar 5, 1990Mar 12, wrote:Did you actually try otherwise identical 2MB and 8MB drives to see what the performance difference was?

Since hard drive speed is usually determined by the seek time, a larger buffer will make sure that if the hard drive needs to seek very far during writing the buffer Amongst the ide WD drives, there really is not that much of a price premium for < 120 GB drives. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology. I want an NVRAM disk.

Oh My God Ars Centurion Registered: Jan 26, 2002Posts: 347 Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2003 3:15 pm Thanks guys this is all very helpful. I don't think the moderators tolerate it much. \Dan #14 EeyoreX, Feb 25, 2003 JHeiderman Senior member Joined: Jan 29, 2002 Messages: 621 Likes Received: 0 Personaly I have a NEWS BREADBOX PODCASTS BLOGS SYSTEMS MULTIMEDIA MISCELLANY ARCHIVE ABOUT US Search… Search Search… Search Quick links Unanswered topics Active topics Search The team Forum FAQ New posts Unread posts Active topics Two HDDs transferring 40MB/s during a read operation would easily saturate an ATA66 controller.

First and foremost i want a quiet drive, but i was under the impression that a cuda 2mb wasnt the way to go over a jb. Z Sphinx Ars Tribunus Angusticlavius Registered: Jun 24, 2000Posts: 7628 Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:57 pm quote:Originally posted by magic_p:I was told one of the reasons you drop frames is This doesn't really make a whole lot of sense... the US.

Now back in the day you couldnt get a 8mb cache hd, and now it appears you can. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology....https://books.google.com/books/about/PC_Mag.html?id=HERlo0BgpGYC&utm_source=gb-gplus-sharePC MagMy libraryHelpAdvanced Book SearchSubscribeGet Textbooks on Google PlayRent and save from the world's InfoWorld also celebrates people, companies, and projects....https://books.google.com/books/about/InfoWorld.html?id=olAEAAAAMBAJ&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareInfoWorldMy libraryHelpAdvanced Book SearchGet Textbooks on Google PlayRent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. Acoustic levels, interface, cache, rpms, seek time, internal data transfer all play in now.

Interesting results, with the PATA WD 1200 JB coming in just a notch under the SATA drives in most tests.Here you go Z Sphinx Ars Tribunus Angusticlavius Registered: Jun 24, 2000Posts: Joseph Huang Top ALIAS Gerbil Elite Posts: 682 Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2004 5:59 pm Location: Texas Quote #3 Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:09 pm If you are willing to magic_p Ars Tribunus Angusticlavius Tribus: Everett, WA Registered: Aug 14, 2000Posts: 9025 Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2003 1:59 pm quote:Originally posted by DriverGuru:quote:Originally posted by magic_p:I was told one of the