HardDrive 8 MB Cache Buffer

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by SeeKerS, Jun 25, 2002.

  1. SeeKerS

    SeeKerS Guest

    Hey all!
    I just filled my 40 gig harddrive and i have no more room so i plan on buying a bigger hard drive.
    Problem is the $ issue.
    Wester digial 100 gig 2mb cahe buffer for sale at $139
    Whil a western digital 120 gig 8mb cache buffer for sale at $250.
    Thing is i only have 200 buck and dont have a job it will take me 1 or 2 months to come up with 50 buck plus tax if i buy the $250 dollar one.
    Question is should i wait for the 8 mb cache buffer or buy the one with the 2mb cache buffer.
    Explaing why and 8mb cache buffer is better than an 2mb one, will i see a huge increase in performence. I would ask this question at frys electronics but i dont trust those bastards. I trust on you guys :)
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator


    if you are out of room, go ahead and buy the Western Digial 100 gig 2mb cache buffer, unless u want to wait that is.

    In most things your not going to see that big of a gain between the two. Go ahead and buy it. My opinion. ;)

    our posts crossed at almost same time DaUntouchable, did not see that one, I would buy the one DaUntouchable's pointing out. ;)
  3. thewraith

    thewraith Guest

    You might want to keep an eye on www.techbargains.com for good deals on stuff. Included in today's batch of bargains is one from Dell.com on the Western Digital 120GB HDD w/ 8MB cache for $148 + $5 shipping.


    Lists as $185 on Dell's site, but if you start the ordering process, you get an instant 20% dip in the price. I got mine from Dell on a similar deal ~1 month ago and it's worked great. Takes about 2 weeks to ship, but hey...at that price, it's worth the wait. :cool:

    P.S. Looks like that 20% dip ends after tonight (6/24/02). If you really want one of these drives and you miss this price, you might just watch techbargains for it to come up again. Seems to run about every 2 weeks or so.
  4. GraLk

    GraLk Guest


    :eek: Did he say BARSTEWARDS? :eek:

    :eek: ????????????<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>?????????????? :eek: