I was under the impression that we were talking about internal SSD drives that run on the SATA bus. A couple of you are bringing up (portable?) SSDs that are USB3 or USB-C compatible? Is that right? An advantage of SSD is that there is no seek time. Your only bottleneck is the whatever bus it's connected to, and the drive's temperature. Which, BTW, brings me to... My SSD runs from about 45C to 54C. That's 20 C hotter than my HDDs! I wonder why? I don't have it near any heat sources in the case. I'm considering adding a front case fan to see if it makes a difference.