PATA hard drive cache

  wildhouse 23:13 01 May 09
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My Seagate Barracuda 80GB ST380021A drive is on it's way out! I am researching a replacement, but do not know what difference the cache makes. My current drive is 7200RPM with 2MB cache, and my Dell can take up to 120GB (according to them - Dell Dimension 4550). Most of the PATA drives I have seen seem to be 8MB. Would be grateful for advice on whether I must stick to 2MB.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:22 01 May 09

8MB cache will work OK.

  N47 23:32 01 May 09

The 8mb cache will make the drive work just that little bit faster, especially for smaller files and programs.

  wildhouse 16:13 02 May 09

That makes it a lot easier to find a replacement - now just a search for my disks to re-install when I get the new drive! Thanks to all.

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