Was anyone considered plotting beyond k32 to have larger plots, so each drive has a plot pass the filter less frequently?
In a theoretical world where your single plot size was identical to your hard drive space, you would only need to spin up the hard drive once per 1.4 hours (1/512 chance of passing the filter every 10 seconds).
That could be pretty good power savings, but plotting to get there would be a challenge. For example, a single k39 plot might nicely fill a 16 TB drive but it would require something like 40TB of temp space, which is a lot of ssd. Do you think people will eventually move to these mega plots, or will the price/TB of SSDs beat out spinning disks first and make the power consumption of the farming disk a non-issue?
It’s kind of a moot point. Nobody has plotted a k39 and there’s only one k38 known to exist. Too much can go wrong creating such a large plot. And by the time it becomes feasible to create a k39 in less than a day, disk capacity will be orders of magnitude larger than it is today.