Hard Drive Mining Explodes: Chia Coin Breaks 10EB Storage Size, Still No Sign of Slowing Down

In April of this year, as Chia mining became more popular, the market for SSDs became increasingly tight, and high-capacity SSDs were announced to be in short supply.

Hard Drive Mining Explodes: Chia Coin Breaks 10EB Storage Size, Still No Sign of Slowing Down

Chia coin generated a lot of interest a month ago when some hard drive products in the Japanese market began to run out of stock. At the time, the cryptocurrency was less than 600 petabytes in size, and within a month it had grown dramatically from 600 petabytes to 10EB (note: 1PB = 1024TB, 1EB = 1024PB).

SSD In the Chia mining system, SSD hard disk is used as a temporary storage disk for fast reading and writing, and there will be a lot of disk reading and writing operations during the whole computing process. 100GB plot file requires 2TB of reading and writing, which is a huge consumption of SSD.

Previously, Jiahe Jinwei said that Chia mining will seriously deplete the life of SSDs, so both manufacturers and players need to consider the SSD warranty issues caused by mining and the outflow of mining disks.

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