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Surface Book and SSD performance not sure what to do

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So I am sure most of you have seen the issues about slow ssd perfromance in some Surface Book models with the Samsung SSD. I recently purchased the i5/256gb/dgpu model and realized I probably won't use the dgpu that often besides playing games occasionally and didn't know if I could justify the price. I ended up ordering the i5/128gb/no dgpu and purchased a Samsung t1 250gb external ssd in case I need it. Right now I have both the laptops in front of me because I have not taken the previous one back yet. I will post the performance of the 256gb Surface book ssd as well as the 128gb. While the 256gb is nothing amazing for the price the 128gb seems to be considerably slower. Is this just my model or is this how all the 128gb ones are? I feel like with already giving up the extra disk space and dgpu and now the speed maybe it only makes sense to keep the higher end model.
Does the dgpu have much affect on performance of something like netflix or youtube?
I will also post the resulsts for the Samsung external ssd. Even that seems to have better write speeds than the 128gb ssd in the surface book.

128gb Surface book


256gb Surface book


250gb External Samsung t1 ssd
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i7 950 @ 4.0 Ghz Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R xfx radeon 7950 patriot viper 3 8gb 1600mhz 
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curcial mx100 512gb windows 8.1 64bit LG 34um95 Cooler Master GX750 
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Dude, those scores are still incredibly fast. Heck, they're faster than all my SSDs in my desktop... I'd be happy with those, even the 128GB. My understanding is 128GB drives have a less powerful controller in it, thus the lower scores.
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Fewer NAND chips on the SSD = Fewer available channels = Slower performance. Most of the low capacity drives of an SSD model have the worst specs on the smallest capacity drive.
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Fewer NAND chips on the SSD = Fewer available channels = Slower performance. Most of the low capacity drives of an SSD model have the worst specs on the smallest capacity drive.

Yeah, anything under 240/250/256 GB models (ie. 120, 128GB) will be much slower. The 250/500/1TB/2TB should all perform similarly, and also better than the 120's
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