tl;dr - Denuvo wrecks an SSD's lifespan.
So apparently I just found out that Dragon Age uses Denuvo, a new type of DRM solution. Shouldn't matter too much to users who paid for it right?
Unfortunately, no. The performance hit isn't a big deal, but the amount of IO the software performs is staggering. Denuvo was used for Lords of the Fallen, and according to these sources, the third-party solution was performing its checks approximately 150,000 times per hour. That means in one second, 42 read/write operations were performed on your disk when the CPU brings the page from disk onto RAM (assuming it has moved from RAM onto swap memory). This amounts to about 30GB of IO in 40min. That is a recipe for wearing out those NAND-gates really quickly.
Of course, this could all be an exaggeration. Windows' memory manager would be pretty smart when to comes to temporal locality of frequently accessed memory blocks, right?
Regardless, tread lightly, people.