Since Chia’s “agriculture” is booming for various reasons (including the fact that there is no stock of GPUs to mine other cryptocurrencies, but also because the consumption of energy from Chia mining is much lower), Galax was the first SSD maker to come forward to warn that if any SSD fails due to heavy use while mining Chia, they reserve the right to void warranty.
Galax says if you mine Chia you will void your SSD warranty
As the mining of other cryptocurrencies has the GPU at 100%, producing a lot of wear and tear, Chia farming causes heavy use of storage units, and that in SSDs means high level of wear and tear and a reduction in its lifespan. much harder than possible in a GPU. Visto este alarmante nivel de uso y desgaste, el manufacturer Galax ha emitido una advertencia a sus clients diciendo that el proceso de minería de Chia caused a level of escrituras más alto de lo habitual, lo que puede causar slowización e incluso daños permanence en los SSD , something that would void your warranty
The above statement is an automatic translation from Chinese to English, and we will translate it to Spanish below:
“If the user uses our SSDs for mining / planting and other abnormal operations which results in a much higher data write volume than standard daily use, it may damage and reduce the performance of the SSD.” . If the tests carried out by our after-sales service determine that the damage to the SSD was caused by m isuse, in accordance with the warranty rules, we reserve the right to refuse to provide the corresponding warranty services. The right of definitive interpretation of this is reserved to the company.
Basically what they are telling us here is that if we send an SSD with warranty issues and they detect that it was used to mine Chia, they reserve the right not to provide services. after-sales, that is, they would void the warranty.
Chia is already causing problems even before entering the Blockchain
The Chia Coin cryptocurrency is gaining popularity in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in China. Cryptocurrency has yet to be launched on the Blockchain and it is not known when it will be, and yet there are already many mining farms that have invested huge sums of money in acquiring records. high-capacity drives and high-performance SSDs, which has already caused a supply shortage in Asia and the resulting price increase.
Chia Coin mining process requires a large amount of free storage space and performs a lot of read and write operations. In this case, the resistencia de los SSD (TBW) es tan important como la velocidad, por lo que los SSD de consumo no son la mejor opción para la minería debido has su menor durabilidad, is that ejecutar el minado de Chia reduce considerably. lifetime.
Therefore, the target of these miners is mainly high capacity hard drives, SSDs and enterprise grade data centers. Some Chinese manufacturers have already announced SSDs and other storage devices specifically designed for Chia mining, and they are expected to hit the market soon (which would help alleviate the storage product shortage already plagued by Asia).
It is hoped that manufacturers of storage devices will follow in Galax’s footsteps and make official statements as to what will happen to the warranty of their products if they are used to extract Chia and not for normal use. what they were designed. .