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SSD and HDD may face a shortage duo to new crypto currentcy.

Jan 3, 2015
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As it wasn't bad enough with the gpu shortage. A new crypto currentcy relies on storage space to be minned. If this crypto currentcy going to be a success. We may also face a storage shortage in a near future. Great so now cpu, gpu and maybe soon storage will be hard to get and overpriced.

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Oct 17, 2014
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this happened in like 2014 or something too i forget when but a long time ago there was a crypto that used hdd's. people said it was the next thing and nothing ever came of it lol.


Nov 20, 2006
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Yeah, I too vaguely remember something about this. Might even have been the same coin. I don't think it really took off.
Nov 22, 2020
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this is the 4th or 5 time.... said thing has happen. so nothing no and it never went anywhere.
Mar 10, 2015
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this happened in like 2014 or something too i forget when but a long time ago there was a crypto that used hdd's. people said it was the next thing and nothing ever came of it lol.
Sia I think.
Aug 20, 2007
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this happened in like 2014 or something too i forget when but a long time ago there was a crypto that used hdd's. people said it was the next thing and nothing ever came of it lol.
Yeah this isn't going to happen. Clickbait.
Jan 5, 2006
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"USB sticks and memory cards may face a shortage due to new crypto currency." :pimp:

Apr 15, 2021
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Just my opinion, but I think crypto-currency is going to fall at some point, and fall hard. Its unregulated, overvalued, not backed by anything, and there's too much criminal activity tied up in it for it not to eventually become regulated just like any other currency. Another "Bernie Madoff" made off with alot of money:

I know the pc component manufacturers(i.e. graphics cards) won't boost production to meet the extra demand by constructing more factories based on speculated projected sales that is in turn based on the uncertainty of crypto. In a sense, its like asking them to invest in crypto-currency, albeit indirectly, while shouldering a larger part of the risk: reduced demand, cost of unused facilities, surplus effects on sales of future products, etc.