Data hoarders and Chia crypto miners will dig this motherboard with 32 SATA ports

We’re still cautiously optimistic that a new cryptocurrency called Chia (not to be confused with the pet plants) will not actually lead to a shortage of SSDs and HDDs, but seeing this monstrosity of a motherboard pop up could be cause for concern. It sports 32 SATA ports and is looking like the ideal candidate for a Chia mining farm.

You see, Chia differs from cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum in that it is built around a cryptographic technique called proof of space and time, rather than leveraging a proof of work model. To mine it, miners tap into unused storage space, as opposed to employing GPUs or specialized ASIC hardware.