I'm planning a new build and looking at storage now. I want to get a high performance smaller drive for OS and applications and then a large size storage drive. I'm currently looking at two WD HDD, but was curious about getting a SSD for my OS/App drive. I don't know anything about SSD so hoping for some advice about what are some quality drives I should look at. What are good brands? How big should I look for? Is there a difference in performance if I get larger SSD versus smaller?
The performance difference isn't really based on the size, it has more to do with the controller/type of flash memory used. Different sizes of the same model type actually use different generations of the components. I have a 256GB crucial m4 and I love it, more than fast enough and ahs a good performance/size/price ration. I've also heard very good things about the samsung mentioned above but have no personal experience with it.
I would recommend the mentioned m4, The Samsung and the Chronos deluxe. The standard Chronos uses asynchronous nand so avoid that.
Actually larger drives usually do mean faster speeds, but the 120GB drives are almost as fast as their 240GB counterparts.
I find the 120GB to be a nice size for the OS, and the price per GB is pretty good too.