We might not know it yet but Chia cryptocurrency mining is most likely going to be the reason HDD and SSD shortages will happen, with Chia Coin — a new cryptocurrency designed to be mined with SSDs and HDDs.
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Chia was designed by the creator of BitTorrent, Bram Cohen — with the blockchain farmed through Proof of Space, done on your HDD and SSD computing through already-in-storage models to which it then contacts Chia’s servers for Proof of Time.
This is where the Onda B365 D32-D4 Magic Edition motherboard steps up to the plate, packing 32 x SATA ports that are ready for 32 x SATA-based HDDs or SSDs making it totally perfect to mine Chia. As for the motherboard, it is based on the Intel B365 chipset with 4 x DDR4 DIMMs and a single PCIe 3.0 x16 and PCIe 3.0 x1 slot.
It’s a big boy motherboard that comes in at 530mm x 310mm — effectively an mATX motherboard that is gigantically long with 32 x SATA connectors on it. Connectivity wise we have 2 x GbE ports, 1 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0, VGA and HDMI ports, as well as power on/off buttons.
You can have up to 448TB of storage on the Onda B365 D32-D4 Magic Edition motherboard, where depending on your budget — and what drives you can actually find — can use either HDDs, SSDs or SSDs on the NVMe standard. We don’t know pricing on the board yet, but it’s being sold directly to miners right now.