What is buffer size with hdd?

  window man 21:47 12 May 2003

Can anyone tell me please how buffer size affects a hdd?

Many Thanks

  powerless 21:53 12 May 2003

A buffer is a temporary storage area. The hard disk buffer is a portion of the hard drive allocated to RAM used to speed up access to data on a disk. The hard disk buffer acts as a holding area for data so that the processor is free to perform other functions. The larger the buffer size, the more information can be temporarily stored and the quicker it can be accessed.

As i am aware there are...

2MB Caches


8MB Caches

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  window man 22:04 12 May 2003

Thanks for the reply. So would a hdd with a 8mb cach be noticibly faster than one with 2mb?

  powerless 22:09 12 May 2003

Depends what you do.

But yes it would.

  window man 06:13 13 May 2003

Many Thanks for replys!

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