I can't speak for every ssd out there. But I have a Samsung Evo 840. It has been purring for 2 years now. In all sorts of temps, and a multitude of different partitioning, and Linux systems. Hasn't failed me yet. I do however just put my OS on it, use a disk drive for my home folder, this way when I want to change my OS, I just reformat the ssd and point to my HDD to hold my home folder, from the home folder I back up to a USB HDD.
Edit: Also sometimes my desktop is not powered up for weeks at a time. I usually just use my tablet or phone. I'll crank up the desktop, check for any downstream updates and do my monthly billing with it or occasionally play FPS games on it. Other than that, I don't feel the need to waste electric...Also there is a very long warranty on it, they wouldn't offer a long warranty if it was known to fail so easily as the article implied. I say bull malarkey..😀