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Chia and SSD Endurance - Big Progress, Less Waste

chia - Jonmichael Hands - August 3, 2021

Is Chia wearing out a lot of SSDs?

Source: Forward Insights SSD Report Q1’21

Forward Insights has the total SSD market at 435 Million units for 2021. Let me pause for you to think about that for a second…If the typical consumer drive has 1.5 million hour MTBF (this is the same as 0.584% annual failure rate) and enterprise drives have 2M hr (0.44% afr), my math suggests that an estimated 2.6 million newly purchased SSDs will fail in 2021 alone.

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