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Old November 29, 2011, 02:00 PM
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I am looking at 2 different HDDs and i was wondering if there is a different in performance and if so, which one performs the best.

The HDDs are:
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM 3.5IN SATA Internal Hard Drive OEM
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 750GB SATA3 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive


The reason why I am wondering is because of the difference of cache memory.


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Old November 29, 2011, 02:16 PM
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I would say the 500GB, it's probably single platter.
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Old November 29, 2011, 02:50 PM
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I would say the 500GB, it's probably single platter.
Alright! Do you think the 500GB drive would be a good drive for gaming? The way I will set up my PC is like this: I will be using a 120GB SSD as a Boot drive and my biggest games. Then I will set up a 500GB WD Caviar Blue drive in as my second drive for DATA and games. So as I said, will it be good for gaming?

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HDDs won't really impact gaming, the difference between the two drives will be very minimal in regards to load times, if you can get the 750GB drive for not much more then the 500, and you think you need it, go for it.
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HDDs won't really impact gaming, the difference between the two drives will be very minimal in regards to load times, if you can get the 750GB drive for not much more then the 500, and you think you need it, go for it.
Alright Perfect sounds good! :) Thank you very much guys for making this so much clearer! :)
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I would get the 750gb because it has 32mb cache and supports sata3
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I would get the 750gb because it has 32mb cache and supports sata3
SATA3 isn't necessary with HDDs, SATA1 is more then sufficient for HDDs in most cases.
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 750GB SATA3 32MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive

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I would get the 750gb because it has 32mb cache and supports sata3
"Well, now we have a firm grasp, of the obvious." - Sherlock Holmes

And supaflyx3 is absolutely right. You should start worrying about SATA3 when you get an SSD.

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Get a couple of the 500's if they are single platter.
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