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Galax Warns That Using Solid State Drives For Cryptocurrency Mining Will Void Their Warranty

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Knowing how quickly mining some cryptocurrencies can deplete SSDs, Galax posted a warning on its Chinese website that it reserves the right to deny warranty service to SSDs used for mining.

The manufacturer explains that the process of mining cryptocurrencies such as Chia involves significantly more write operations than usual. This leads to accelerated wear of memory cells and can slow down the drive and even permanently damage it.

The source reminds that the Chia cryptocurrency is gaining popularity in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in China. There are no transactions with it yet, so the unit cost is unknown. However, those hungry for easy money are buying up the storage devices necessary for production, which has already resulted in an explosive rise in prices.

Several Chinese manufacturers have announced solid state drives and storage devices for mining, which are currently in production and are expected to hit the market soon. The warranty period for such devices will be substantially shorter than usual. You don’t need to be a big connoisseur of human nature to assume that these will be ordinary drives with stickers, on which an area of ​​application will be declared that will attract potential buyers.

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