A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data. Unlike flash-based memory cards and USB flash drives, an SSD emulates a hard disk drive interface, thus easily replacing it in most applications.
it's still recommended that you disable things like swap files & virtual memory to reduce the number of write cycles you use.
Not necessary (not to mention that a swap file is virtual memory, not something separate). For the new Intel SSD drives, they are guaranteed to be able to handle 100 GB of write per day every day for 5 years. And that's the MLC flash drives. SLC flash drives are even more durable in terms of write cycles (by about a factor of 10).