Well, it depends on your budget and possibilities. Actually, there are two major types of mining: hardware and cloud. The first one requires some equipment like GPU or ASIC miners to start getting crypto. Probably yes, you can do it alone, but in this case you'll need to focus on minor coins, not BTC. The thing is that Bitcoin hardware mining is extremely difficult, so, you'll be needed to build an expensive farm to compete with mining companies. The second option is cloud mining, where you simply rent remote equipment, the power. Cloud sites aren’t highly profitable, you can get income only from long-term data plans. Besides, a lot of small cloud services are scams. You can check large sites like Genesis or CCHMining (the latter offers some promos – http://ccgminingcode.com/). But remember that mining can’t guarantee profits. Always evaluate risks and possibilities.
for the sake of novices reading this, usb 3 has blue tongue sockets usb 2 has black usb 1, and 1.1 are white. sometimes but rarely usb2 has white tongues in their sockets. Whats a tongue you may ask? look in the plug! lol. its a pity your having issues with those disks @Bender_702 good luck with your new rig.
@cryptonick You should maybe report your issue here https://github.com/JohnnyFFM/miner-burst/issues ... for now you maybe need to run 2 computers independent of each other, witch is no problem for solo mining. 2x miner 2x wallet no proxy.
@tinycoins said in Miner says plot file not found:
By the way 1.7.18 crashes with a segmentation fault when it's pointed at any file which is not a valid plot file, so upgrade to 1.7.19 if you're going to be doing poc2 conversions.
If you're using the modified Blago miner, test out different values for the cache/cache2 values - they can make a huge performance difference.
I tested with different values from 8K upto 512K. Then tested performance to 50% of plot read and 100% read. This is around 1PB of mixed PoC1 PoC2 plots - around 50/50. Some example readings:
256K/64K - 50% @ 2,950MB/s, Total: 120 Seconds
512K/64K - 50% @ 3,120MB/s, Total: 117 Seconds
512K/8K - 50% @ 3,600MB/s, Total: 189 Seconds (!)
512K/128K - 50% @ 2,800MB/s, Total: 99 Seconds.
As the ratio of PoC1 to PoC2 changes, I'd expect the optimal settings to change. As a general rule of thumb it seems to be: Use a larger C1/smaller C2 for a lot of Poc2 files, Large C2/Smaller C1 for a lot of PoC1 files.
@Zippymine No problem. The bright green means the deadline has been accepted as valid, but does not mean you have won the block. You should be able to check on your wallet for any blocks you have won under the "Forged (Mined) Balance" option
I had the same issue with my Synology NAS but I think i found a way to make it work.
Go to Computer > This PC > connect with network drive.
Then create One.
Go to Disk Management and create a Virtual Harddrive.
Paste the path where you want your Virtual HDD to be stored on your NAS.
After you Created a Virtual HDD you have to initialise the VHDD and create a new Volume.
Then it behaves like a local drive.
I am currently plotting my virtual drive...
The whole focus of mining is to accomplish three things:
Provide bookkeeping services to the coin network. Mining is essentially 24/7 computer accounting called 'verifying transactions'.
Get paid a small reward for your accounting services by receiving fractions of coins every couple of days.
Keep your personal costs down, including electricity and hardware.