Oh ya, the SSD's make a huge difference with sound sample programs. Imagine someone playing a keyboard that uses the sound samples. The computer has to get the notes played, locate the desired sound sample, locate the notes played apply them to the sample, and send them out to the amplifier to be heard. All this takes up time which is known as latency. A slow computer means that you may not hear the sound for a second or two after touching the keyboard. This also presents buffering problems and poping and clicking in the sound. Using SSD's for the sound samples means that the computer can instantly play the desired note without latency, buffering, or other stuttering problems. With instant access you can also find the desired instrument in a matter of a second or two and load it up into your memory vrs a 10-30 second delay on a standard hard drive. The SSD's make a world of difference with sound sample programs, and that's why they are so desireable to musicians, and well worth the cost.