the thread where we discussed things before making the plugin is here [Tutorial][Experimental][Third-party Plugin available]Reducing OMV's disk writes, also to install it on USB flash
someone says also how to log the amount of writes in the first 2-3 pages.
So this string got me wondering, what if, instead of planning to replace
the drive or engage in workarounds to reduce writes, you used a larger
Yes, that would work fine for most mid-to-high-end rigs. As I said, the main reason for the plugin was allowing OMV to run without wasting a Sata port and/or inside low-end devices where you have 1-2 Sata and a few USB/SD cards total. (I'm not buying a SSD for my NSA325v2, nor is ryecoaaron buying one for his raspi/bananapi/whatever other board)
On most decent x86 rigs, you can probably use one of the USB 3.0 ports with a usb 3.0 -to-whatever (Sata or mSata or NGFF) to not waste a Sata port with the SSD you keep the OS into, and do without that plugin alltogether.
I doubt doubling capacity will double lifespan, but it should extend it quite a bit.
Well, unless something is seriously wrong in the controller, lifespan depends directly from capacity.
A twice as big drive should theoretically last twice as long (if we are talking only of failures related to flash writes, of course).
Still, look up benchmarks, they aren't hard to find, and last time I looked the SSDs were already lasting 50 TBs or so.