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[filmscanners] RE: Slightly OT: Hard Drive Speed



> The newer and larger 7200 rpm drives typically have a larger
> cache than the
> older drives, and this would provide a larger performance gain than going
> from an Ultra ATA 66 to Ultra ATA 100.

Do you believe a larger cache helps with large file reads and writes?  For
reads it is no help, and for writes, it's really not much help either.  It
helps for smaller file writes...for sure.  Imaging files are typically very
large, and speed is mostly limited by drive media transfer rate.

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