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2mb buffer vs 8mb buffer

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silky62678

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Is there a noticable differnece in 2mb buffer vs 8mb. I dont mean per reviews or tests, i mean real life notice difference ?
 

Sazar

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Originally posted by silky62678
Is there a noticable differnece in 2mb buffer vs 8mb. I dont mean per reviews or tests, i mean real life notice difference ?
not much... you may notice a little speed bump but with computers as fast as they are now... it is unliekly to give you a real world advantage that you will notice in real time applications...
 
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Nedreplan

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I haven't noticed any major differences, except in a few tests.

But in speed... it is the closest an IDE will come to a SCSI, but far from the access time though....
 

albybum

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You will only see a difference if you are using the 8mb cache drive for your operating system, pagefile, or common use programs.

I went from a 2mb Maxtor 7200 rpm 40 gb drive to a
8mb Western Digital 7200 rpm 100 gb drive and it shaved about 10-15 seconds off my windows loading time on a restart.

Demanding games seem to load faster, but I haven't clocked them to make sure.

It will make a difference, but how noticable will vary. With current drive prices, there shouldn't be much of a price difference between the two. I say go for 8mb cache.
 

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