I agree with Tobi that your drive will suffice for daily usage and encourage a swap on the OCZ 'SSD'. You can tweak the install to get performance to match the 'SSD' hardware. Please consider a search here at LQ for 'SSD' optimizing/tweaking.
Please note that MTBF is not considered a good mark to follow yet it does provides some insight to life expectations for usage. Your OCZ Vertex 450 128GB has a MTBF of 1.7 million hours specified by the manufacture
. The SSD warranty is 3 years. This 'SSD' specs are rated for 20GB/day of host writes for 3 years under typical client workloads. Look at TomsHardware review: OCZ's Vertex SSD Family Evolves, Again
Your OCZ Vertex 450 128GB utilizes the Barefoot 3.0 controller that is considered to use some kind of SLC emulation mode to enhance performance. You really have to dig into the specifications and data to understand how one can get the max performance from their Vertex series 'SSD'.
Personally, I would think modern Gnu/Linux should be 'SSD' aware since the move to solid state is evolving. Not all users are fully aware of the needs to how to configure the new technology. You really need to do your homework when a 'SSD' is to be used for a system install so that configurations are optimized to get the full abilities of the hardware.
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!