Chia is a recent cryptocurrency that became popular for being green, using less energy. But also because it can be mined via HDD and SSD disks. But this posed a problem for some record manufacturers. And, in response, they ended up reducing the warranty on their products used for this purpose.
Recently, Crucial manufacturer was going to follow suit. But the brand has regretted it and will no longer change the warranty on its SSDs that mine digital coins.
Despite its already significant popularity, many record manufacturers are concerned about the amount of equipment purchased for the Chia cryptocurrency mining. As a result, the GALAX and PNY brands have already started to reduce the warranty on their SSDs that are used for this practice.
Crucial goes back and doesn’t reduce your SSD’s guarantee that mine Chia
A Crucial is an American company that belongs to the manufacturer Micron and is dedicated to the production of memories and SSD disks. And, like the examples above, this brand was also concerned with the increased use of disks for mining the cryptocurrency Chia.
In this sense, the company made some changes in the warranty policy for its products. As a result, he added that “using Crucial’s SSDs for any kind of cryptocurrency mining will void your warranty.” It has also been noted by Crucial that any damage caused by mining will void the warranty, suggesting this also applies to SSDs already in use.
However, the site team Tom’s Hardware could not find this information on the brand’s website and blog. So, he contacted Crucial for clarification, which replied that the guarantee had not been changed and that “any confusion created by the blog post was totally accidental.”
But the site had saved a page file where you can see the initial warranty changes for Crucial’s SSDs.
Therefore, through the above information, it appears that the manufacturer’s intention was to void the warranty of its products if they were used for mining.
But if we visit the Crucial’s current blog page dedicated to this topic, we verified that the company has withdrawn all information about the reduction of warranty in mining cases.
According to the company, “All Crucial SSDs have a 3 or 5 year warranty, depending on the model, and with a maximum of TeraBytes Written (TBW) based on capacity, depending on which comes first.”
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