reade here: https://forums.burst-team.us/topic/188/is-there-any-chance-of-winning-block-with-100gb-or-less-size-plots/3
But seriously, you can mine with 100gb, but if you have your pc or laptop just running for that, you will not make profit at current prices due to electricity bill.
Burst is 'Proof of Capacity' ... so if you seriously want to play this game, you should consider adding more capacity.
Don't get me wrong, you are welcome to mine with us, but you will only earn in relation to your investment.
100gb are currently available for below 3€
Every pool normally takes a fee, the difference in long term on pool and solo mining is this fee.
The benefit of pool, even if you have to pay the fee is, that you get payouts in short intervals. Finding a block could take weeks with a small plotfile, pools will payout at least every 24h or somewhere in this range.
If there is no progress anymore, you should stop it. You can use unfinished file, and start a new one ... will cause miners to warn you about that, but it will work. Or if you want it all 'clean&perfect' you should delete that plotfile and start over.
@abooluqmaan pool-burst-team.us is a replica of the burst.ninja pool created after Ninja became too popular. An industrial sized consortium started mining at ninja, and the pool had too much concentrated mining power. So we created a second pool more suitable for smaller miners. We accept much longer deadlines than ninja, and created a pool that is much more suited to smaller miners. the burst-team pool does not penalize miners for using multiple mining PC's (On other pools if you have more than one miner and one of them submits a deadline that is higher than your current best submission, you get penalized.) All of the othr pools are based on Uray's original Burst Pool code, which had a severe bug - it would randomly not pay the miners. According to it's display miner X got paid Y Burst coins, but the transaction would never show on the blockchain and the miner would have lost their payout. Some pools claim to have fixed this, but I know there are still pools out there with the problem.
So overall, why mine at burst-team? We're known, we're trusted, we've got pool code written from the ground up for us that ensures fairness and that the miners get paid, and it's run bby the team that is developing Burst coin itself.
Thanx a lot guys uve been very helpful about the issue. id like to also know whats going to happen if my hard drive seizes up? will i be able to pick up from were i left off with a new one or is there unretrievable files i should know about and how can i back them up?
I have 50 GB on my PC (which I mining with while PC is switched on) and 400 GB on my server (which is active 24/7). 450 GB in total, it gives 20 BURST average per day.
If you eject the plotted drive, then mining process will give error and stop I guess.