With the new Cryptocurrency Chia is getting popular over the internet and already had estimated of 649 Peta Byte of network space, thanks to all mining donors of their storage. A motherboard maker in China named Onda releases their new version of motherboard that supports up to 32 SATA ports for HDD and SSD.
A Motherboard Dedicated for Chia Coin
As the manufacturer working for a dedicated SSD for mining Chia coin, they are also working for a new motherboard dedicated for mining that coin. The name of the board is Onda B365 D32-D4 Magic Edition which has a total of 32 SATA ports with 15-pin SATA power connector that supports both HDD and SDD storage devices.
It supports the Intel’s B365 Chipset which means it is designed for 8th to 9th gen processors. It has a four DDR4 DIM slots for memory ram and has a single PCIe Gen 3.0 x16 and PCIe 3.0 x1 slot. The 32 storage devices and other chips is powered with 24-pin ATX and dual 8-pin connector for CPU. It also comes with the common ports like Ethernet, 1x USB 2.0 and 4 x USB 3.0, as well as an VGA and HDMI ports.
The unusual size of the motherboard is at 12.20 inches (Width) by 20.86 inches (Height).
What is Chia Coin
The Chia Coin is a new crypto currency that solves the energy hungry problem of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. Instead of mining through an ASIC miner or from a Graphics Card (GPU), the Chia coin can be mine differently through a storage device using a algorithm concept of “Proof of Space and Time”. With this new method, mining a coin will not require a lot of energy.
We have tested mining Chia coin on our normal rig with a spare of 250GB SSD for computation and another 250GB HDD for storage. Since Chia are still new, there is no pool available right now for group mining. No options but to mine individually. Expectedly, our 500GB of storage space would take us to solve a single block problem for almost 4 years and that is even more than enough for our SSD to go dead.