LOL at Absurdity's response and userid, together they made me laugh!
Ryu and JBI, thank you for the discourse in my absence. I am relieved and will proceed with my testing as soon as I secure a spare SSD (hopefully in the next week or two).
The reason I was away was to buy some new ethernet cables and other odds and ends. My local TigerDirect store (formerly CompUSA) had M4 512 GB SSD drives for $350-ish (well, looked like they were out of stock). With a couple of those, I would be able to move the remainder of my performance-sensitive data off of spinning disks! But, with the good comes the bad. The M4, at 9.3 millimeters thick, is about TWO millimeters too thick to fit in my SSD hot-swap trays.
I also noted that Tigerdirect is selling an Asus 24" IPS monitor for $350 (before MIR). Yes, IPS! I forget the model number, but it has tilt, swivel, pivot, and supports Displayport with a resolution of 1980 X 1200.
No, I didn't buy either the SSD or the monitor, but I did think about it! That monitor, not being a 27" or 30", might actually be a perfect fit off to the side for use as a small graphic design monitor or VST instrument programming station. For now however; I will be happy thrilled
to see that TigerDirect is starting to carry some equipment that is a little better than crap.