For a bit of fun I thought I'd start a small Chia farm on an old PC and add my collection of old clunker HDD's to store plots. I installed a shiny new SSD and began farming.
I understand the heavy workload while plotting will kill the SSD eventually, Crystal disk info tells me the last 3-4 weeks of plotting with hard disk utilisation at near 100% 24x7 have resulted in 85% of the drive being good (or 15% of life having been expended).
My question is will the drive simply stop working (like a toner with a chip in it that tells it when it reaches 0% to simply stop) or will the drive just suffer a slow and painful death on or around the 0% mark ? I've googled around and can't seem to find a definitive answer.
For anyone interested 15% wear has generated around 72 x K-32 plots, so I think I'll run out of clunker HDD farm space well before the plotting drive dies.