I'm a fairly new Mac user and one of the most noticeable things I have encountered with OSX is that once OSX loads there are no start up applications trying to load as seen in Windows. Once Windows loads up there are all these other programs trying to start causing the computer to really bog down for the next minute or so. Once that is all done its fine and ready to use. I can see the benefit in adding an SSD to a Windows machine as those start up application would make loading the operating system much faster. However would there be any benefit to using an SSD with OSX other than the initial boot? I know applications would load faster in OSX with an SSD drive but my programs load pretty darn fast already. I'm trying to see if there is any benefit to using an SSD drive in OSX.