What’s more important when choosing a hard drive?

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I am about to purchase a new hard drive and want to get the best value for money. My choice currently lies between the Western Digital Caviar Green (5400 rpm and a 64 MB cache) and a Seagate hard drive (7200 rpm and a 32 MB cahce). So the question is, what's more important, RPM or cache size?

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Go for RPM. Cache doesn’t help as much as you would expect. Before you decide, see if pricewatch helps you with good deals.

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  • ToddN2000
    If we are talking disks with the same size storage I'd go for the RPM route. Solid state drives are nice but still pricey for most users.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    First determine, what kind of hard drive you should get for your computer depends really upon what type of jobs for using the computer for. Different jobs/ softwares require various sizes of file storage as well as performance, while this depends on rpm. And of course buy HDD according to your pc configurations. If you are using more than one consider for RAID also.
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