Please excuse my ignorance and don't flame me if what I wrote below is way off. I'm just trying to get an idea if what I'm imagining is realistic. Obviously there are noticeable speed improvements from a spinning drive to an SSD. But with newer SSDs offering read speeds in the 400's, is it noticeably faster than a SSD with reads in the 250's? Just by calculating with hypothetical values... 5400rpm drive reading at 50MB/s loads a 500MB program in 10 sec. SSD reading at 250MB/s loads a 500MB program in 2 sec. SSD reading at 450MB/s loads a 500MB program in 1 sec. It seems like you would reach a threshold in which the speed of the SSD is negligible because it wouldn't even be noticeable in a real world scenario, aside from boot times. Of course people do benchmarks on how fast their SSD can open all their programs, but I've never wanted to open all of my programs at once.