That's just not true, though. All of the swap and temp files that the OS uses, plus the various drivers, video, sound, and other components of the OS that are constantly running or being loaded in and out all will use the boot drive unless you've specifically altered Windows not to do so. There also is the issue of firewall/AV software and any other secondary smaller processes that all run off of the same drive.
The issue is that there is only one set of read/write heads in use at any one time in a traditional hard drive design. So this causes a massive slowdown as the rest of the system waits for its turn at this little piece of spinning metal.
A SSD(or ramdisk) gets rid of this. Everything operates at the maximum bandwidth of the device, and pretty much all at once. It's an immediate and noticeable increase in speed versus even a Raid 0 array, especially when caching/swapping temp data around or things like when quitting a program(instant release back to desktop and full speed as well - no lag)