Hello fellow farmers, first off, stay positive, never get discouraged, and try to enjoy the grind…
Of what I understand about the plots - k32s are 256gbs of code compressed into 108.8gb.plot files… They are presently recommending to the extent of pushing making k32s. Apparently not all.plot files get made with eligible code, they can have errors so making two k32s as opposed to one k33 improves your chances of saving half the effort just incase a plot gets written with erroneous code.
Windows 10 being the “bs” I mean the OS that it is can randomly restart your pc after certain time having elapsed post update (delay updates on Windows manually to prevent a mishap mid plotting) - if that kind of a thing happens to you at 98% on a k33 it is a waste of your time, ssd read write, electricity. A surge, power outage, bsod, any number of things can result in wasted effort and resources (not to forget any rage damage keyboards, mice and computer screens are likely to experience as a result).
When they say five to ten years they are expecting adoption of faster hardware making k32 challenge too easy thereby making it obsolete for generation. I don’t think existing k32s will be discarded (they are conserving the effort and resource expenditure of proof of work model in the future).
So fundamentally there seems to be no apparent edge to generating k33s for the masses, those with cutting edge hardware can go ahead and make k33s as future proof plots while putting fail-safes in place.
I may be wrong, will appreciate more input.
Day 1 of grind: 10th May 2021