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External HDD -- 64MB vs 128MB Cache

Sgt.Soldier
  • 45 months ago

So I'm planning out some future purchases I'd like and currently I have External HDD on that list.

I'm deciding between 2 hard drives, one being a 1TB from Toshiba w/ 64MB Cache and a 1TB w/ 128MB Cache from Seagate.

i'm firm set on either one of these, but I can't decide. Since I'm going to be using them for a External HDD solution, my only concern is how much performance difference will there be between the two drives? I doubt there's much difference when it comes down the drives themselves besides what features they boast/advertise, so I just want to know how much difference I could except in R/W speeds between the two. Would the 128MB be largely better? Would the difference be substantial?

The price differential is like $8-10 currently, which isn't really a big deal to me, it seems pretty substantial that the 128MB Cache would be more.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

External hdd, as in backup? Cache helps when reading, not so much when writing.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

External HDD like a Portable HDD such as this: https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-STEA1000400/dp/B00TKFEEAS/

So, it would help somewhat? Would it be worth going for, so when I'm transferring files I'd would get the maximum speeds possible.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

If the price difference is that small, I would go for the one with more cache, but do search for reviews for both of them (not only bad reviews on rmas).

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