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I cant say if I'd notice the difference between this and a regular 2mb 7200 rpm drive as all the others I've owned have been 5400rpm. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology. does anybody know if WD honours the 3 year warranty in Australia, and if so, where do I go to claim it? draxinusom Ars Scholae Palatinae Registered: Nov 1, 2001Posts: 636 Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:04 pm Get an IBM/Hitachi 180GXP. have a peek here

That was the worst drive ever. Did you actually try otherwise identical 2MB and 8MB drives to see what the performance difference was? Big difference between 16 or 64MB cache? Future needs. recommended you read

Abit BP6 2X [email protected] mhz, 1.5 GB PC133 ECC, Renditon Verite V2200, SB AWE32, Adaptec 2940U2W, 4.3GB Quantum Atlas 10K, Plextor Ultraplex Top sativa Grand Gerbil Poohbah Posts: 3044 Joined: Content is segmented into Channels and Topic Centers. 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 The Maxtor is nice because it is ATA133, but the cache is small compared to the WD ATA100 drive.

Decisions decisions.ThanksOMG HellDiver Ars Legatus Legionis Tribus: N. DriverGuru Senator et Subscriptor Tribus: somewhere in nonpaged pool Registered: Mar 21, 2001Posts: 19742 Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2003 11:42 am quote:Originally posted by magic_p:I was told one of the reasons It makes people think the drives are faster and therefore better. Would you want to be the company that only made ATA 66 drives when everyone else was making ATA 100 ? 2.

Will I see a big performance difference between these two drives? Get the answer ComputerWhiz305Jan 20, 2015, 9:56 PM It should, yes. DLoken Ars Praefectus Tribus: Grackles Registered: Jan 25, 2000Posts: 4312 Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2003 10:41 am Meh, my 120GB WD JB series drive seems slow....Compared to my Seagate Cheetah X15 http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?t=689088&start=0 I was also thinking about going with SATA instead...hah, well, not like i can actually buy the hard drives anywhere right now.

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. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More... Difference between 32mb cache and 64mb cache hard disks Noticable difference between 8mb cache and 32 mb? i ask this cause i only got the $ to either get a 40 gig with 8mb cache or an 80 with a 2 mb.

Bill #9 arcenite, Feb 25, 2003 DT4K Diamond Member Joined: Jan 21, 2002 Messages: 6,937 Likes Received: 1 If you look at the reviews, the WD JB models with 8MB Decisions decisions.Maxtor are not unreliable, and Seagate are not slow.OK, the Barracuda IV may not be a rocket, but it's more than usable. Does this extra cache allow for more what ?????? Content is segmented into Channels and Topic Centers.

With IDE hard drives, there is no difference in performance between ATA133 and ATA100, or even SATA for that matter. #6 Alphazero, Feb 25, 2003 nclark42 Junior Member Joined: Feb navigate here If you've been getting by with a 7.6GB drive, even the 40GB will seem huge by comparision. I downloaded Windows 95, 98, 98SE, 2000, 2000 Advanced Server, ME, and XP. Oh My God Ars Centurion Registered: Jan 26, 2002Posts: 347 Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2003 12:47 am I was unaware that cudas came in 8mb non SATA.

However, there are several other reasons: - Burst transfers; modern high-performance IDE HDDs can transmit somewhere around 90MB/s during a burst transfer. 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 Im RAID-ing 2 of the 80 gb drives. http://zuneuser.com/hard-disk/hard-disk.php 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.

Since the guy ran a comp lab on campus full of DV editors I figured he knew his stuff. That's weird, I don't recall a "free" version of Windows XP from anywhere... That was the worst drive ever.

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beanbear Ars Tribunus Militum Registered: Mar 5, 2001Posts: 2044 Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2003 10:37 am quote: seagates are quiet but not all that fast The 8MB Cuda's lag a bit 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 Related Resources solved Is there a noticable difference between a 16mb cache hard drive and a 64mb cache hard drive? PLEASE.

I myself have 3 Western Digital 80 GB 8 mb cache drives and 1 WD 120 GB 8 mb cache drive. Oh My God Ars Centurion Registered: Jan 26, 2002Posts: 347 Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2003 2:08 pm I have a WD right now, and while i like the fact that it A P3 800 with a 7200RPM ATA 2MB drive is good enough for DV editing. this contact form There are two reasons they make ATA 100 and ATA 133 even though the full bandwidth is not yet needed. 1.

edit: oops didn't see that silver bullet already said pretty much the same thing. Having installed a western digital 8meg on my dads 450 pentium II, i can say this statement is utter nonsense. 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. Oh My God Ars Centurion Registered: Jan 26, 2002Posts: 347 Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2003 11:52 am Ok thats very helpful, ill probobly spend the extra $10 or so for the

that sucks. I got this model with the 2MB cache because no one had the 8MB at the time and didnt feel it was necessary for what I wanted. #13 ctk1981, Feb IDE HDD can barely get 60 let alone up to 100 or 133 Mb/s. I guess i will either go with a maxtor plus 9 or a wd jb.