I have a 2008 Mac Pro (specs in my signature). It performs everything admirably well... except for Logic Studio coupled with EWQL. It often crackles and pops while I'm playing. It's not a problem with the software, my system just can't keep up. Now, there are a couple of major factors: Logic is in 32-bit mode, due to the PLAY engine being written in 32-bit. My 14GB of RAM is barely being touched. The EWQL instruments are all stored on an individual 1TB HDD (provided by them), and still has around 200GB. Now, I don't want to leave Logic behind for a Windows DAW that I'm not used to... but I don't want to not use my EWQL library. I've been considering purchasing a MacBook Pro 2011 as of late, as I'm in need of a portable computer... plus, the Geekbench results indicate that the MacBook Pro out performs my Mac Pro 2-to-1. Finally, it's entirely possible for me to get ahold of a 2-eSATA port ExpressCard that should allow for a RAID setup, which should be fast enough for EWQL... I think. I'm pretty much in a situation I'm not sure what to do, and any path I go down will be pretty much a one-way path. Should I purchase a SSD/RAID setup? If so, should it be external or internal? Or, should I move onto a new MacBook Pro, that will give me the portability and speed I'm (HOPEFULLY) looking for?