I just got my first SSD a few days ago. I've been happy with how much faster it makes my system feel, using it as an OS boot drive and putting some of my most used software on it.
My question is about whether playing WoW from the SSD will damage the drive or shorten its lifespan. I have heard WoW is a drive read/write intensive game, and that too many writes in particular can damage a SSD. Do I have anything to worry about?
I have heard mixed opionions. Some people say the read/write issue with SSDs is a real risk. Others say it has been overblown, especially with newer drives which tend not to have the problem. Which is the truth?
For the record, WoW load times are significantly faster on the SSD. Zones and instances pop up quickly, versus taking longer on my 7200 rpm hard drive. Actual game performance isn't any different, obviously. But the loading difference is a nice quality of life upgrade. But I don't want to ruin my new drive in a few months just to have the game load faster.
The drive in question is a Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB.
Thanks in advance!