Chia is different because it doesn't use processors, GPUs, or ASICS for meaning. It's a more energy-efficient coin that uses storage space -- via a new Proof of Space a cryptographic technique. Chia was invented as a "green" cryptocurrency by Bram Cohen, the creator of BitTorrent.
Chia mining really took off last month, with miners buying up SSDs and HDDs in large volumes. Last week it was estimated that Chia already used over 1 exabytes of storage space, and this figure is climbing rapidly. While Chia consumes a lot less energy than other coins, it does require massive amounts of disk space, and needs a lot of read/write operations -- which is harmful for the lifespan of SSDs.
TEAMGROUP pitches SSD for miners -- 12 years of warrantyIf the Chia market heats up more, we could start seeing more profound shortages of storage disks in the coming months. In the meantime, TEAMGROUP just launched a new SSD specifically for mining. The TEAMGROUP T-CREATE EXPERT PCIe SSDs use enterprise-level flash IC chips and promise read speeds of up to 3400MB/s, write speeds of up to 3000MB/s, random 4K read IOPS of 180K and random 4K write IOPS of 140K.
TEAMGROUP sells a 1TB version and a 2TB version, the former has a TBW of 6000TB while the latter promises 12000TB. On top of this, TEAMGROUP provides a 12-year limited warranty on these disks.
It's definitely interesting to see a mining SSD with such a high warranty as some other SSD makers are not fond of Chia. Just last week, GALAX China issued a warning to its customers that Chia mining voids SSD warranty.
In recent years, the cryptocurrency market has been gaining a great deal of attention, leading to a continuous surge in global mining. Chia, started trading in May, is one of the new types of cryptocurrencies. Its mining method is different from previous cryptocurrencies that use GPUs and ASICs to complete calculations and earn profits. The everlastingly durability EXPERT PCIe SSD, developed by TEAMGROUP’s creator sub-brand T-CREATE, is the best choice for the environmentally-friendly “storage capacity mining” that Chia promotes.
The Chia Network utilizes a consensus algorithm called “Proof of Space and Time.” A Chia farmer’s possible yield is directly proportional to their amount of storage space. If you want to earn higher profits today, you need to have more hard drive space. This approach ensures that no one will design special-purpose hardware (ASIC) for mining it. Storage capacity and power consumption are also relatively unrelated. Therefore, Chia Network is a new “green” currency system. If you want to join the mining community utilizing this environmentally-friendly model, T-CREATE EXPERT PCIe SSD can help you get the greatest results. It features spectacular TBW values of up 12,000 TB, making it the perfect tool for supporting the intence write-cycle algorithms required for the mining process.
Compared with TEAMGROUP’s MP33 PCIe SSD or QX SSD, the T-CREATE EXPERT PCIe SSD has 3 to 10 times higher endurance, the T-CREATE EXPERT PCIe SSD has 3 to 10 times higher endurance, eliminating the hassle of constantly replacing SSDs and providing more valuable time to mine cryptocurrency! Starting today, TEAMGROUP is opening pre-orders of the T-CREATE EXPERT PCIe SSD for the mining market. If you want to get in on the mining action, reserve your unbelievably enduring consumer-grade PCIe SSD today.