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The total volume of storage devices used for mining the ChiaCoin cryptocurrency increased almost 10 times over the month and exceeded 1 exabyte



The ChiaCoin cryptocurrency, which is rewarded for the capabilities of the storage subsystem, rather than the processing power of a CPU or GPU, has had a huge impact on storage sales. According to the source, ADATA recorded a 500% increase in sales! And although there are conflicting data about the rise in price of drives (in the same ADATA they do not yet believe that prices will increase significantly), most likely, prices will still grow against the background of such a rush – especially for hard drives with a volume of more than 4-6 TB and SSD with a volume of 2 TB. and higher.

At the same time, the volume of accumulators used for mining ChiaCoin, that is, for farming, is growing. If at the beginning of April it totaled 120 petabytes, then at the end of the month it was already 1143 petabytes or 1.14 exabytes.

User demand for drives is growing, and manufacturers are responding to it adequately. SSD manufacturers announced the development and production of models designed specifically for mining ChiaCoin, and motherboard designers have models with a huge number of SATA ports.

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