hard disk

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Andy, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. Andy

    Andy Meep.

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    im currently building my new computer, and was wondering about hdd.

    is Hitachi a good make?
    is the cache size important? ive came acrss 2mb and 8mb - im guessing 8 is better.
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    hitachi and ibm merged a year or so ago. good company with fast drives. but everyone has their picks and pans so just trust that any harddrive you buy has a chance of crashing. for benchmarks and comparisons, go to www.storagereview.com and look at their 'performance database'.

    and 8mb is marginally better. :)
     
  3. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Have just bought the Hitachi Deskstar 120 Gb, having seen reviews of all current makes.
    Has fastest read/write speeds .
    Used with "Tweak XP " cache tweak settings ...reads at 90Mb per sec.,and that is only the 2 Mb cache model.
    Old SATA Maxtor 120 Gb drive read @65 Mb per sec !
    Judged by Sandra.