Performance difference between prod and dev Strapi deploying

System Information
  • Strapi Version: v3.6.2
  • Operating System: 64bit Amazon Linux
  • Database: PostgreSQL
  • Node Version: v14
  • NPM Version: v6.14.11
  • Instance: t3.medium (1 node)

Does there a difference in performance when I use strapi develop and strapi build / start (in dev and prod deployment)?

Sometimes in a develop mode Strapi server reloads when it is more than a few requests to the API backend.
(I understand that it reloads in develop (strapi develop) when you create some collection or adding fields, but it is not the case in my case, I just perform some crud operations and server reloads).
It seems that production deployment (strapi build / start) doesn’t have such an issue, but I just want to confirm.
Will appreciate any help, thanks!