I'm considering getting an SSD drive to use as the boot/programs drive. I know that the best way to use an SSD to get maximum lifetime is to utilize it for mostly reads. In that sense using it for the OS and programs makes perfect sense. What I'm curious about is everything else: what about media files, and programs that make an extensive use of cache?
While media files are generally read only data, when you use something like Windows Media Player to manage your media, playing a song does write to disc: it increments the play count. Should I worry about it contributing to wear, or is it negligible? What about programs like browsers that generate a lot of cache? Does that contribute in a major way to wear? Are there other use-cases that I should be aware of?