I have what may be a rather dense question, but here goes.
I am about to take the plunge and get my first SSD (likely, the Intel 520 240 GB). My PC is used primarily for gaming. Having said that, I do have some concerns. I understand that SSDs have a finite write ability, but I don't really understand the nuances.
For example, in one of the MMOs that I play, one can design fairly elaborate homes with the use of a player-made editor that parses the layout (text) files that are saved from within the game. Basically, you save the file in-game, open it with the editor, tweak values by very small amounts, load the file in-game, tweak and save, load, tweak and save, load, etc. until your structure is nudged into place. I've had days where I must have saved that layout file 100 times or more while making minute adjustments. It's only a 100 KB file, but it still makes me wonder whether this will impact the lifespan of a SSD?
Also, I keep logging on while in-game for the purpose of being able to parse the log file to get damage values, spell timers, triggers, etc. while in-game. The log file is being constantly written to real-time as I play. What impact would this have?
I ask because one of my main reasons for getting the SSD would be so that games load faster and zone faster. If I can't put my main MMO on the SSD due the fact that it's constantly writing to the drive, then I may have to rethink my decision.