I replaced my hard drive in my laptop with SSD and it fires up in seconds. Still my DAW often freezes whilst recirding etc.Unfortunately, both HDD and SSD have their pros and cons.I read that it's easier to recover data from HDD.
HDD is also cheaper £= capacity but SSD quicker.
I look forward to other BCs suggestions as I think I raised a similiar thread but never got a definitive answer which I will be highly unlikely to as most things are horses of courses.
I also run Ableton live 9 lite with Focusrite Scarlet but use the same laptop for other non music tasks.
As far as apple is concerned it's overpriced. You get more non apple for the same cash.