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.
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.
That wallet isn't really a good idea you should upgrade to the latest qbundle because its compatible with network changes such as dymaxion which will be very soon and that's when your wallets version will no longer function I believe also it has he higher risk of being compromised being obsolete. We all pretty much have anti malware running one way or another. I use Microsoft. I turn off live cloud based protection that stops the wallet getting its throat cut as some terds just manually submit wallet code to make it look bad when it isn't. Latest wallet has new Blago miner that will still work after the fork. So to put it simply: uninstall your wallet install the latest one.
Nice setup @haitch!
@Eq I currently only have a few usb 3.0 drives running off of a 7 port hub (only 3 used at the moment). 1 8TB Seagate and 2 Western Digital 8TB. I thought it important to make sure the drives are running off of an external power source and not the ODROID just to make sure they're fully powered and you have more expansion options. I'm sure it would work fine plugging just two drives into the front USB 3 ports though if that's all you had.
I'm still experimenting on getting the total round time (read & verify) down in creepMiner, but it's a bit tricky. Ideally I'm trying to keep the round under 60s if possible, which I'm setting as my "drive limit". You're probably fine if you're under 4 min though. The beauty of such a cheap system is that you can just clone it and run multiples with a proxy for relatively low cost.
Don't use the latest 1.8.0 creepMiner. It has an extra database function that really slows down the ODROID. 1.7.16 works fine.
I've posted a little testing data here: https://www.minesomeburst.com/valid-deadlines-last-360-blocks/
I'm also looking into porting Blago's miner to Linux along with some possible optimizations for the NEON instruction set. We'll see how that goes after I've got some benchmarking in.
I don't know if you really NEED the eMMC module, but it's working pretty well for me thus far. It gives a little extra speed for messing around with compiling with different options, etc. Micro SD is cheaper by far though..
@ciscler Yep, same for me ... but as long as you do not run into memory issue, it will at least work. Now it is on you, how fast you get your plots converted. Best case would be to maybe convert up to 50% until the fork happens, and than convert the other 50% after it to reach normal scantimes again. Thats at least my strategy so far.