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PNY Quietly Reduces XLR8 CS3030 M.2 NVMe SSD Endurance by Almost 80%

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Oh I agree with you totally, there is no way anything that relies on tech to run today is gonna be greener than not having to run it in the first place. But I believe I also said it was only 'greener' when compared to current PoW favorites like BTC. I think one of their devs has mentioned an analogy to that very effect: Tesla cars aren't green when compared to running a bicycle, but they are still greener than your average gas-guzzler.
Actually it depends on how you look at it. On the surface, Chia is not as power intensive when you are mining it, as compared to say Ether and Bitcoin. But the very fact that it kills SSDs really quickly means miners will always have to buy new ones in order to grow. And producing a SSD requires substantial power. You can argue that it requires power to manufacture a graphic card or ASIC as well, but they don't fail that quickly if they are sufficiently cooled.
 
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There's a reason why Samsung isn't cheap, & yet a lost of posters here pan them for it :laugh:

I guess it's PNY, Kingston, ADATA et al for them :ohwell:
I think there is no reason why Samsung SSDs are more expensive to be honest. If they produce every component on their SSD, it should be cheaper than someone buying components off the shelf to create their own SSD. There are certainly benefits to buying SSDs from Samsung because of the vertical integration though, and we can probably see it more clearly now.
 
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Brand name, better quality (i.e. reliability) sometimes better performance & definitely better after sales service? You're short selling after sales support if you think it's not what drives prices up, you think Chinese smartphones cost less just because they're cheaper to make? Among the reasons listed only the first one is where you can blame them to an extent.
 
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Chia is just another scam, like the (combined) $2T ones before it:nutkick:
I feel this applies to all cryptocurrencies. Crypto has no fundamentals, and as exhibited in the last month or 2, it is purely based on speculation, and feel good news, that moves the value upwards. Any positive news, like some company is accepting crypto, will strangely move the price upwards. Crypto is expected to be an alternative to fiat money, but if a currency is widely accepted in every single shop and nation, won't that make it worth even more than crypto? And yet, 1 Bitcoin can be worth tens of thousands of USD is just mind boggling. The volatility also ironically pushes the value higher because people chasing the market will continue to pour in money with the hope that it continues its crazy appreciation.

Brand name, better quality (i.e. reliability) sometimes better performance & definitely better after sales service? You're short selling after sales support if you think it's not what drives prices up, you think Chinese smartphones cost less just because they're cheaper to make? Among the reasons listed only the first one is where you can blame them to an extent.
I think its mostly brand name. I've used Samsung after sales service before, and quite frankly, I don't think it is any special compared to other brands. So if the likes of WD is offering a drive that is just as good, I don't see the point of the Samsung tax. It is also clear that Samsung have realized this problem since their current 980 Pro are more in line with offerings from other major brand.
 
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