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Hi, I have compared the: Western Digital Elements, 500GB, USB 2.0 & the: Western Digital MyBook Essential Edition 2.0, 500GB, USB 2.0, hard drives and they seem to be the same except for size and "buffer size". What is the buffer size?

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Whenever I have bought an external HDD or any drive, I was always told that the more buffer size the better. I still dont know what it actually is, I just know more is better.

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Thanks, I found out that it's like RAM for the HD. Also dose anyone know if I can partition these HD for Time Machine i.e. 300GB TM & 200GB videos etc.?
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