New frontiers of planned obsolescence: your SSD may dies after 32.768 hours of use
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has issued a notice about some of its solid-state hard drives: they have a defect that causes the crash of the drive after exactly 32.768 hours of operation (3 years, 270 days and 8 hours).
A firmware’s bug?
It is possible: the number is a power of 2 (215), so it is probably related to an hour counter stored in a variable (a short int?) that reaches its limit.
Anyway, if the firmware is not updated, the disk will lose all data and will no longer be usable.
The bulletin  includes links to updates, which at the moment are not available for all defective models: the bug affects 20 SSD model numbers, and to date, HPE has only patched eight of them.
The remaining 12 won’t get patched until the week beginning 9 December 2019.
Is my SSD going to die?
You can follow these HPE instructions  to find out how many hours of operation a SSD has collected:
In Linux and Windows, use the ‘SSA’ command to generate ADU reports: Use ‘ssa –diag –f ’ to generate a full Diagnostics Report . Run as Administrator/root For VMware from a local host, execute the following commands to show detailed physical disk information: ESXi 5.5 -> /opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl slot=0 pd all show detail ESXi 6.5 -> /opt/smartstorageadmin/ssacli/bin/ssacli ctrl slot=0 pd all show detail To capture ADU in Vmware, SSA CLI must be installed on a VSphere client: Use the ‘ssaduesxi’ command from the client to generate wear gauge and ADU reports. Must specify sever to capture data from, user, password etc. From a client with vSphere CLI 6.5 and HPE SSA 18.104.22.168, execute the following command to collect the ADU report: ssaduesxi --server= --user= --password= --thumbprint= --file=.zip Power On Hours can also be seen on the SSD Wear Gauge section for each drive in the ADU report: