I've been heavily upgrading my system, and i've got everything in so far and its going great, my last upgrade i want is a hard drive. I've been browsing around and i see all kinds of prices for all kinds of sizes, and all kinds of wacky speeds and stuff.
Can someone please help me out and explain a bit on what actual difference i will see performance wise, specifically in gaming, that i will see between say, the 32mb cache, 7200 RPM 2TB, 6/gbs Corsair Green, and the 1tb 7200 RPM, 64mb cache, 3gb/s Corsair, or whatever other examples you people can use (Those were just fired out there because i had been looking at them on sale.)
I'd love to have 1-2tb's at least. My current drive is from 2007 and is a Hitachi Deskstar 320gb, and i fill it up to nearly the brim on a regular basis, this annoys me. What does all the speed, cache and such, actually do that i will notice significantly? Or is it just e-peenery at its finest? Sort of like putting 2 GTX 580's in SLI, its cool, but not really necessary/overkill.
I am not looking at Solid States, as they are expensive and have very little space and i dont really care if windows loads 30 seconds faster or whatever.