Re: Is Secondary IDE always slower than primary?

From: Reuben D. Budiardja (
Date: 12/02/03

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    On Monday 01 December 2003 08:32 pm, Edward Dekkers wrote:
    > >>And a side note to that - make sure the big difference you're seeing is
    > >>not because the 80Gb is a JB model and the 120 a BB model.
    > >
    > > Uhhm..would you care to elaborate what JB / BB means?
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    > The BB models from Western Digital have a 2Mb cache on the hard drive.
    > The JB models have 8Mb cache. Pitting one model against the other will
    > yield a large difference in results, with the JBs being a lot faster.

    Oh OK. Both of them is actually 8MB cache, since I made sure I picked those
    8MB cache hard drive. I just didn't pay attention to the model number


    Reuben D. Budiardja
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    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
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