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#1 Airac

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

I have: 
-1 TB WD1001FAES 7200 RPM 64MB Cache Sata Desktop HDD currently installed with Windows 8 Professional as my main HDD
-1 TB WD1001FALS 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3GB/s Bare drive taken out of my external hard drive and installed internally as a secondary hard drive
-1 copy of Windows 8 OEM from Newegg (not used)
-1 copy of Windows 8 Professional OEM from Amazon (currently installed)

I am building my own computer, and was wondering whether or not using the secondary drive (7200 RPM, 32MB cache) in my new system would be noticeably slower than the 64MB cache one. If not, problem solved, and I'll install my new copy of Windows 8 on this one and use it. 
If it is considerably slower, I was wondering what my options were to transfer this HDD to my new system while still being able to use both computers. A few people on this site say that if I simply move my main HDD to my new system, complications will arise, being incompatible with a brand new chipset, processor, etc... In this case, would it be possible to 
1) reformat both drives
2) reinstall windows 8 Pro preferably or install Windows 8 on the WD1001FAES and use it in the new system
3) install whichever OS not used above in the WD1001FALS and use it in the old computer
Thanks in advance for your help, and feel free to suggest some nice HDD/SSD's that are worth the price.



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#2 killerx525

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:11 AM

The cache difference would not be noticeably slower but what would be a noticeable difference is a SSD. You could get yourself a 120GB SSD and have the 2 hard drives as storage.   


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:04 PM

I have: 
-1 TB WD1001FAES 7200 RPM 64MB Cache Sata Desktop HDD currently installed with Windows 8 Professional as my main HDD
-1 TB WD1001FALS 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3GB/s Bare drive taken out of my external hard drive and installed internally as a secondary hard drive
-1 copy of Windows 8 OEM from Newegg (not used)
-1 copy of Windows 8 Professional OEM from Amazon (currently installed)

I am building my own computer, and was wondering whether or not using the secondary drive (7200 RPM, 32MB cache) in my new system would be noticeably slower than the 64MB cache one. If not, problem solved, and I'll install my new copy of Windows 8 on this one and use it. 

You more than likely will not notice any real difference in speed between the two drives.

If it is considerably slower, I was wondering what my options were to transfer this HDD to my new system while still being able to use both computers. A few people on this site say that if I simply move my main HDD to my new system, complications will arise, being incompatible with a brand new chipset, processor, etc... In this case, would it be possible to 
1) reformat both drives
2) reinstall windows 8 Pro preferably or install Windows 8 on the WD1001FAES and use it in the new system
3) install whichever OS not used above in the WD1001FALS and use it in the old computer
Thanks in advance for your help, and feel free to suggest some nice HDD/SSD's that are worth the price.

If the installed Windows 8 Pro is in fact an OEM license, then you will definitely run into problems trying to install in on a new computer. There will be an activation issue as an OEM license is not permitted to be moved from one computer to another. There will also be the issue of drivers, but that could be dealt with.




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