No demons here, very good energy overall.
It is a technical reason, namely macos spotlight + poor production quality. Lot of reports of a failing EVO 850 and previous, a failing Western Digital 3TB HDD (masses of reports, btw. was another computer). I would assume the quality of the internal mac hardware ssds is far superior over a samsung evo 850. Also maybe HFS+ isn' the best filesystem for a normal SSD. So after upgrading to 10.13, I will convert the SSD to AFS and also TRIM should be then enabled by default.
Also maybe Apple left TRIM disabled for third party vendor SSDs for some good, unknown reason. So no idea what Ransom is talking about, I guess he even did not manually enable TRIM (which is required to have it) for his 3rd party SSD, and this is the reason to fail. Though hardware should not fail under any software dependent circumstances, agreed.
Well, let's see what samsung will do while repair. I now bought a (slow but IMO more durable) 2,5 inch 4TB drive for about 130 Euro (the usb3 external variant, which is surprisingly 40 EUR less expensive than the included SATA drive alone). Even more surprisingly, a baracuda drive with included SSD cache was inside oO (which makes no sense due the crappy USB3-SATA adapter). Speed is quite ok on SATA port directly, after first indexing and caching.
So coming back to the original topic:
Do you think a constant dir check by Renoise is bad for a HDD durability? The accesses surely sum up over time. There are file system events usable instead, so Renoise would receive an event on file creation instead and update the contents. I think it is called "fsevent" under macOS.
Edited by ffx, 27 August 2017 - 11:25.