Has anyone actually 'burned out' their SSD by hitting the ~10,000+ write cycle MLC lifespan?
Does anyone have any idea how many write cycles are consumed just during a Windows 7 installation to a SSD?
On a similar note, I suppose that SSD low-level formats might be a write cycle issue as well.
Modern SSD's have a lifespan of 1 to 5 million write-cycles, so I wouldn't worry about 10.000 write-cycles. And windows 7 is optimized for use on ssd's, so it's quite safe to run it from an ssd. I wouldn't recommend installing an older windows version though.