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Lizard
02-02-2008, 10:31 PM
WESTERN DIGITAL AV 320GB SATA II, 3.5LP, 8MB, 7200rpm

WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR SE16 320GB SATA II, 3.5LP, 16MB, 7200RPM

I'm looking at these two HDDs, as I need to expand my storage capacity (currently an inadequate 160GB), and the 320GB HDD seems to be at the right price sweetspot at the moment. The two drives listed above look identical to me, apart from AV vs Caviar SE16, and a $10 price tag. I'm happy with either price, but want to make sure I get the right type of drive. It won't be used for anything special, just the OS, games, programs, etc. No intensive graphics programs or anything. Which to choose?

P.S. I'd rather not get into a discussion about Western Digital vs Seagate, or any other brand. I'm quite happy with WD, have used them for all my previous computers, and never had a problem with them.

Cheers

Lizard

qazwsxokmijn
02-02-2008, 10:47 PM
Choose the one with the biggest cache. In this case, the 16MB cache HDD.

LiquidSolidity
02-02-2008, 10:48 PM
Get the 16m cache one

Agent_24
03-02-2008, 01:20 AM
Definitely the 16MB one

Lizard
03-02-2008, 07:29 AM
Thanks guys.