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Writing to your SSD will not "trash" it. Even in 2008, Intel drives were rated for 100GB/day for 5 solid years. http://www.anandtech.com/show/2614/4 And controllers have only gotten smarter since then.

Edit: The physical tech has also improved since then with "high-endurance MLC" cells. http://www.anandtech.com/show/5518/a-look-at-enterprise-perf...

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