I have NEVER had problems with SSDsHEh HEH HEH - I found this popped up in a search :
Mmmmm they left out 'Don't use it - '
This is not my experience - have on several occasions added stock standard RAM, hard drives etc from 3rd parties to Dell systems.BTW not that its relevant : but does Dell still have that thing where if a part needs to be replaced, or, you want to add a board or whatever, it has to be a Dell bit (ie no third party options)
Old wives tale - I have never witnessed this - and I think I am extremely Windows literate (as far back as Windows 3.1 and down to writing stuff with Windows APIs)Also I have heard that Dell "tweaks" the OS around its proprietary hardware (well maybe they all do). But I recall hearing that Dell is particularly special on this. It seemed that like Windows 10 - you're not quite the administrator you think you are.
You should always assume everything is going to fail - I have a rigorous backup system in place for all important stuff - to NAS, thumbdrive and private AWS cloud - but never had to use it because of SSD failure.BTW I have broken the ice with SSDs despite the MTBF on solid state allegedly having a finite number of read / write cycles. Its just SOOOO much stuff to loose with a REALLY expensive send-away recovery plan. Had to do that with a colleague's HDD a few years ago - Ping and OUCH in the wallet for her.........
Agreed there is NOTHING like multiple monitors and their expanded real estate. While working I had three, And, that thing in #8 looks really useful : except for a totally unuseful price . . . . .Well worth the extra money to get at least an extra one.once you have it you use it, with a consequent increase in productivity and reduction in frustration.