Originally Posted by dinkledork
The 128GB model will give you a noticeably higher performance level over the 64GB model.
This is so not true. It won't be noticeable at all. Sequential write speed
(read is the same between 64 and 128) is important when copying large files to
an SSD (e.g. HD movie). How often are you gonna do it? No sane person will use an SSD for storage!
It is 4k speeds (both write and read) that are most important for OS and other software operations and this is where all SSDs shine. Plus, m4 64GB and 128GB versions are identical in this context.
So, to conclude, the only difference (apart from size) between 64GB and 128GB is the sequential write speed, which is unimportant. So, if you are still considering, get a smaller SSD and spend the rest of the money on something else.
From my experience you can easily fit the OS, loads of software, couple of games on 64GB if you do it correctly: move User folder to HDD like in this guide
; disable hibernation, shrink the system restore and pagefile to around 1GB each; use SteamMover to move games you currently play back and forth from an SSD.
But of course, if money is not a problem, just get a bigger drive and enjoy.
Oh, and one more thing. I used to read THG a lot before but recently the quality of their articles has gone down for some reason. So I wouldn't just believe everything they say right away.Edited by XSCounter - 8/16/11 at 4:33am