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    Denic
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    Need some advice about my HDD.

    Hey guys.

    I'm building a new computer soon and I was planning on using my current HDD.

    My current HDD is Seagate ST3160021A Barracuda 7200.7 160Gb IDE 7200 UDMA 100 2Mb - OEM |Specialtech.co.uk -

    The buffer size on it is only 2MB, my new PC will be a core2duo and I don't know/understand if it will effect gaming performance.

    Can you give me some advice please as I was thinking of doing a cheap HDD upgrade to - Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB Hard Drive 7200RPM SATAII/300 8MB Cache - OEM - Ebuyer - That has a 8MB Buffer size.

    I would prefer to not buy a new HDD but if it's got to be done it's got to be done.

    Any information/advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Re: Need some advice about my HDD.

    In terms of affecting gaming performance, as far as I understand, it wont make a badgers behind of a difference and you should just stick with what you have

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    Re: Need some advice about my HDD.

    The difference between those 2 drives really isn't worth the hassle. I would just stick with what you've got.

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    Re: Need some advice about my HDD.

    Thanks for the replys guys... I'm just going to stick with my current one.

    Much appreciated.

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