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How to Destroy a Hard Drive

Photo: istockphoto.com Our computers are treasure troves of personal information, including social security numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and website logins and passwords. When we erase this data or reformat the hard drive with a data-wiping program, it’s possible that this information can still remain on the hard drive. For this reason, it’s…

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Chia Crypto Plotting Can Destroy an SSD in Weeks

Unlike Bitcoin and Ethereum mining, Chia cryptocurrency farming does not require expensive accelerators or graphics cards. Yet, it still may be quite an expensive way of getting cryptocurrency as it requires fast SSDs to create plots and high-capacity HDDs to store those plots. Furthermore, since consumer-grade SSDs are not designed for write-intensive workloads (something that our avid…