How do IOPS affect performace?

irsninja

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I will primarilly be doing one or two things at a time so will a more expensive ssd with higher IOPS (same sequentials) give me better performance?
 
You will be hard pressed to detect any difference among modern SSD's in normal desktop operations.

Synthetic sequential benchmarks are done with specialized programs that drive the devices to their limits with queue lengths of 20 or more. In actuality, the device response time at a queue depth of one or two is what really counts.