I have Windows XP Pro x64, SATA.
I've been looking to purchase another external hard drive. All of my external hard drives have 16mb buffers. I have a few questions because I don't know where the buffer size comes into play and what to expect when it interacts with my other 16mb buffer external hard drives and my 16mb buffer internal hard drive . . .
1. What, exactly does a buffer do? Would I see a noticeable speed increase when I use it?
2. Would the 32mb buffer act as a 16mb buffer when interacting with my other 16mb buffer ext hdds/16mb internal hdd?
3. Is a 32mb buffer ext hdd worth $30.00 more than a similar 16mb buffer ext hdd?
Thanks in advance for any info you can give me regarding this.