That sounds great, thanks for the confirmation. By the way, which SSD model did you choose and where'd you get it?
As far as blu-ray drives, I use an LG that's a few years old by now in a Vantec external USB enclosure. If you're just going to be ripping with MakeMKV, I suspect your best bet is to head over to the MakeMKV Mac forum to find out which drives are prickly, or if all of them are working fine these days. I haven't been keeping current, but some drives in USB enclosures with the JMicron chipsets have been causing some strange read errors, so best to check which controller is in your external.)