Even renown overclocker, Roman”der8auer” Hartung has advised that, for miners building a Chia mining rig, it is imperative that they find and use SSDs with high TBW and DWPD ratings, so as to minimise the risk of drive failure in the long run.
There is, unsurprisingly, a catch to all this. SSDs with higher resistance to failure ratings are usually made available to commercial and professional markets, such as datacentres. To that end, such SSDs are usually sold at far higher prices, due in part to the enterprise-grade features that are usually integrated into them.
Chia has been steadily gaining momentum in the cryptocurrency world, but it should be noted that at the time of writing, the coin still isn’t publicly traded.