It is coincidental that this article comes out just as I lost a lot of data on my computer last night after shutting it off. I have an SSD, however I think it might have been because I didn't let Windows 8 shut down cleanly I simply powered it off. I can't be sure if it is because of the unclean shutdown or being off for a number of hours. When I booted my machine just moments ago and tried to login, it said the nvidia and intel graphics drivers were corrupt. Also, my laptop's updater tool is missing from the program files. I don't know how many different files I might have lost. I was able to boot into safe mode and start repairing, however. Note: I don't normally just shut it off like that, but I was heading to bed and I was bit groggy so I just held the power button out of apathy. I really didn't expect an utter catastrophe to follow.
You haven't been supposed to just force power off since at least Windows 95, so almost 20 years. You must have been running on battery, normally I go start->shutdown, then walk away and let it do it's thing (or just leave it running). What make/ model SSD do you have?