TeamGroup introduces NVMe SSDs specifically designed to mine Chia
Chia Coin was introduced back in 2018, but it only recently started trading on select platforms. Unlike established crypto assets that require proof of work like Bitcoin, Chia seeks to offer a more environmentally-friendly way of mining with proof of space-time validation that requires digital storage space. The total network capacity for Chia is nearing 2 Exabytes, and, given the popularity of the coin and its relatively affordable means of mining, storage device manufacturers are expecting a surge in sales for high-capacity models. Unfortunately, this also means that we could be looking at an imminent shortage of SSDs and HDDs. Some companies like TeamGroup are trying to combat this by introducing NVMe SSDs specifically designed to mine Chia.
The new T-Create Expert PCIe SSDs from TeamGroup are marketed as the best choice to mine Chia since they feature increased durability and an extended warranty. These come in 1 TB and 2 TB capacities and support PCIe 3.0 speeds. The 1 TB model features an endurance rating of 6,000 TB, while the 2 TB model naturally doubles the rating to 12,000 TB. These ratings are 3 to 10 times higher than on any other consumer-grade NVMe SSD, greatly reducing the need to replace SSDs. Also, unlike other SSD makers that void the warranty if the storage devices are used to mine Chia, TeamGroup offers an impressive 12-year extended warranty.
No pricing info for now, yet the T-Create Expert SSDs can be pre-ordered directly from TeamGroup's official site.