In a way yes. The SSD is not for fast booting alone but for the general performance of the software and response to all commands, If is was for booting alone then we can do without it.
Once a program is loaded, it runs from memory. The CPU and memory are the key factors in program responsiveness once it's running, not the drive.
You are right but most software is not optimised for big Ram that is why you put 32gb ram and Ppro use only half or less. The disk data transfer rate helps the ram and the CPU.
My computers without SSD score 5.9 being the lowest score. All the rest are 7.8
I am very happy with boot up time with apps (for example premiere pro boots in 5 seconds). Will an SSD for OS and apps enhance my editing experience in any way or form?
As you can see, there are different school of thoughts on the subject. My personal take - yes, with an improvement in the general responsiveness of the system, and in some cases it could be be significant.
P.S. Jim: I am pretty sure that statement, "Once a program is loaded, it runs from memory", was true for DOS and some older OSs, but is not universally true for a modern OS like Windows:
- OS memory management can swap chunks of memory it considers stale to disk (and those could be chunks belonging to Premiere Pro) - in favor of, say, generic disk cache or background processes
- Premiere Pro is not a single program but a collection of modules and libraries (effects and transitions, capture and export, etc.) that can be loaded and off-loaded to/from memory at Premiere Pro's whim. I doubt they're loaded up front - but can't be 100% sure. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable can shed some light on this.
- 3rd party plugins and modules are certainly not loaded until called for
- Dynamic linking transfers large chunks of data to another CS program which (unless already in memory) will be sped up when using an SSD.
In other words... Jim is right - SSD won't be a game changer on a well tuned system; yet you will see improved responsiveness and in certain cases, it'll be a significant difference.