my first post here :-)
I've a 6 month old Toshiba Tecra R840 i7 laptop running win7 Pro 64 bit! I want to replace the 500GB, 7200 rpm HDD for an SSD. After a lot of research I decided for a Plextor M3Pro (even if the M5Pro is available and...cheaper!). My only problem is the capacity to choose: 256 or 512 GB (money is no issue here!).
At Plextor web site it seems that the IOPS specs for the 512 GB are very different that those of the 256 GB. Will the 512 GB be slower?
What the adavntages/disavantages of a bigger (512GB) SSD over a smaller one?
Even if it is slower in lab testing, you will never see the difference in real life. The biggest advantage to a larger SSD is more space, the biggest disadvantage of a larger SSD is cost. If money isn't an issue, go for a larger one. If speed is critical, get 2 in a raid 0, or 3 in raid 5 for better protection.