Hey all, I have a late 2011 15" MBP. It's perfectly powerful for me, however, I think something is wrong with my harddrive... I run Logic on it and I'm finding more and more that my system is chugging - the harddrive is not able to catch up with what I'm telling the system to load. I find this very unlikely as I'm not really stressing the patches and loading an enormous amount of sounds. Further, I'm finding that booting up takes FOREVER now and often, my computer would stutter for half a second, beachballing for like a frame or two before resuming normal operations. If music is on during this time, the song would skip. Is there a way for me to fix this? How do I check to see if my harddrive is performing correctly? I have installed Onyx, checked the SMART status, verified disk and it all came out OK... Any tips? Thank you! ps: I would go SSD, but I am finding a hard time justifying $400 on a harddrive! Ha. Thanks all!