I own an Aspire One - Linus version with SSD.
I replaced the standard ssd which was too sloooow with a better SSD drive and XP.
After this mod, this is the best notebook bang for buck.
I am really impressed by my machine and I am an IT Techie.
If this is true..not confirmed..Playing music at max will crash a SSD if there is a power issue.
This will happen to any flash or ssd drive if power abend. FLASH drives need good power.
I believe the rumour and it does sound possible BUT....who would want to play at max volume
a track through the crappy little netbook speakers anyway??????????????
(Note. It could be a faulty unit specific to his netbook.)
The easy work around however is to plug in your system to external speakers and
external amp for better quality sound if there is a power issue driving the inetrnal speakers.
The Acer Aspire One rocks!!!!
I definitely recommend it.