PNY’s LX2030 and LX3030 ultra-high endurance SSDs are the ideal solution for “proof of space and time” applications like plotting Chia Coin. Unlike “proof of work” models like Bitcoin which consume large amounts of power by requiring the miners to do complex mathematical calculations, “proof of space and time” applications utilise the unused space on a users’ systems, making it a more energy efficient and environmentally conscious model. To secure the blockchain, the data needs to be first created in a process called “plotting”, which is only required once per plot file. This process is write intensive, so a desirable SSD for plotting has high sustained write bandwidth and endurance (TBW, or terabytes written). Typically this level of write performance and endurance was only seen on enterprise class SSDs.
The PNY family of LX drives take advantage of Lifextension technology to offer a Chia plotting TBW rating of up to 54,000 in the LX3030 2TB. To deliver such a high Plotting TBW, the LX series of PNY SSDs utilise an advanced AI Engine, LDPC and Flash I/F to improve NAND endurance, making them the best unit cost for plotting.
The PNY LX2030 and LX3030 are engineered with the precision and quality our customers have enjoyed with the CS families of SSDs. We’ve taken the most advanced NAND flash and refined the LX family of SSDs to achieve a higher threshold for endurance and reliability. PNY’s extensive testing and rigorous validation process ensures compatibility across various platforms and multiple operating systems.
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