On May 3, Chia Kia began to be traded on the stock market. At one time, its price soared to more than US $2000, but now it is about US $600, which is still profitable.
Unlike ordinary bitcoin and Ethernet coin, Chia mining does not require high computing power, but requires high capacity of hard disk. Therefore, in recent years, the prices of high-capacity HDD and SSD hard disk have skyrocketed,The 16TB HDD was once hyped to more than 6000 yuan, and then fell to more than 3000 yuan, resulting in many people being cheated.
In addition to high-capacity HDD Hard disk, high-capacity SSD hard disk is also indispensable in Chia's mining, because P disk process also needs performance, SSD hard disk is more suitable.
Now the problem is that Chia mining needs a lot of P disk space, with a very high amount of data written,For SSDs, this is the fast consumption of TBW write life. Once the amount of data exceeds the SSD manufacturer's set value, the SSD will be rejected or even hang up.
In terms of SSD life,512gb SSD can write 256tb data in 40 days,The service life of 1TB and 2TB hard disks is 80 days and 160 days, which means that SSD hard disks will be nearly dead in the shortest 40 days and the longest 160 days.
If it is used normally, even the 512gb SSD hard disk can be used for ten years or eight years, because ordinary people's daily write volume is very small, no more than 20GB a day, and the manufacturer's three-year or five-year warranty does not need to worry at all. However, under the torture of Chia's mining, SSD can be scrapped in more than one month.
It is not surprising that SSD manufacturers recently began to upgrade their quality assurance policies, refusing to guarantee SSDs that participate in hard disk mining.