The title question is based on the premise that it's better to limit writing to an ssd to extend its lifespan. But I have seen mention that current ssd drives are more robust for writing to than older ones, so how much of an issue is this? I am setting up a 500 Gb Samsung 860 Evo ssd as the boot drive on an Inspiron 3760 that will have a 1 Tb 7200 rpm hdd, which I plan to use for the data drive. Should all applications be installed on the hdd and the files they generate saved to this drive? If some applications, say Microsoft Office, are installed on the ssd to take advantage of its speed, the hdd could still be selected as the drive to save files to. But if installed on the ssd, will temporary Word files, or automatically saved files be written to the ssd? Would this be anything to worry about in terms of degrading the ssd? Is there a preferred way to organize programs and files for this type of setup?