Internal vs External SSD Performance on Mac Studio?

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Internal vs External SSD Performance on Mac Studio?

Mac Studio internal SSD is pricey, so I wanted to know:

What are the performance differences or other factors to consider with internal vs external SSD storage on the Mac Studio (this would be for my C1 photo library).

I will get a Mac Studio with either 4TB or 8TB internal SSD configuration:
the price jump to add that last 4TB to max out the Mac Studio at 8TB costs $1500 CAD.

For that $1500 I could instead get TWO 4TB external SSDs like this WD one:
WD_Black 4TB P50-Game Drive Portable External Solid State Drive SSD, Compatible with-Playstation-Xbox, PC, & Mac, Up to 2,000 MB/s - WDBA3S0040BBK-WESN

What are the factors to consider that will help me decide?
Does anyone have any real world experience with this drive on a Mac Studio?

I currently have a 2017 iMac and my photo library is on a Samsung 2TB T5 SSD: it seems to work fine, I don't think I am giving up too much vs. internal SSD drive on my iMac, but not really sure.

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