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  1. akashra

    akashra Member

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    IKR? Over the past two months I've bought a number of 8TB drives for my farm at AUD228 each. The price once they get restocked has been jacked up as high as 279 from the same vendors!
     
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  2. AERO

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    Still no chia for me. 200 plots ain’t gonna get more so it’s find chia or bust. Eventually I’ll go to a pool once it’s done
     
  3. josh1990

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    I've gone from 45 plots to 0 with a HDD failure (10 day old, 12TB Seagate Ironwolf). Checked my rig just after kids in bed and had 3 plots @ 100%. Checked log and couldn't be transferred to drive. Open file explorer and no farm HDD showing, odd. Restart PC, the growling emanating straight up I knew what had happened. Wouldn't boot (even odder cos not the boot drive) just kept growling and scratching away. Tried in my other PC, same issue no boot, lots of noise and even gave some electromagnetic interference to the boot screen. Can't get into BIOS with either rig. Tried with a USB 3.0 (with 2 plugs) to SATA adapter and no dice either. Stuff fails, I understand that. But all that wear on my NVME (had something like 70 TBW as of Friday) for nowt pisses me off. Waiting back to hear how the retailer wants to proceed, given I got the last one in stock. Sorry for the vent, at least its chia related? haha
     
  4. Andres

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    When quoting your stats, try to include some timeframe.

    0 XCH from 1000 plots in 1 week is nothing noteworthy.
    0 XCH from 1000 plots in 1 month is pretty sucky.

    FWIW hpool seems to be 'working' for me. I should snag 0.2XCH (min cash out) in about 25-35 days with 150 plots allocated there. Which actually seems roughly right with chiacalcualtor (assuming no network growth - hahahaha) Really avoiding plotting till poolable plots come out - have a bit more spare space to throw at it, but don't want to add wear to the NVMe.

    Still seems 'just' worthwhile, but very much susceptable to how much more the network can possibly grow and obviously the price for XCH.
     
  5. r3s

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    280/0 and estimated time to win wile still plotting has gone from 2-3 months, joy.
     
  6. Opticon

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    0XCH
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    20.6TB/4TB left to fill

    ETW hovering between 2-3 months

    Plotting since 03/05/21 (21 days)
     
  7. akashra

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    FWIW, you current need a farm/pool of 2.25PiB/day to average 1 block win per day now, with the netspace reaching 10EB. That means you're on for around 1 per 22 days at 100TiB.
     
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    AMD 5950X plotting and I got a bit ambitious with my stagger time...almos 64GB of ram used..doh!:

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  9. Opticon

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    Matches up to the calculator: https://chiacalculator.com

    215 plots (21.29TB) now and a chance to win at least once is 0.929% a day or 24.737% a month
     
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  10. AERO

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    Kinda at the point of I’ll just leave what I’ve setup run and if I win whatever but if not whatever. Not keen to invest money into something that’s almost unlikely to ever payout at this rate. Least with gpu farming u see regular income.
     
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    Pools will see a similar rate of payout as a mid-range GPU, but without the energy usage.
     
  12. r3s

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    1Tb crucial P1 down to 64% health already.

    Gigabyte/Samsung doing well 97/99%, much better with higher TBW

    Strange to note the crucial runs a LOT hotter , big spread between heat on the 3 different brands ( could be location as well i guess )

    Samsung around 53 degrees, crucial at 63 degrees and the gigabyte at 43 degrees , all 1Tb drives running 3 plots staggered.
     
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  13. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    What's the feeling going to be like if you nuke a drive and haven't found a single XCH reward?
     
  14. r3s

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    I wrote the crucial off when i bought it as expendable so not concerned, the gigabyte/samsung wont go anywhere near even half of their usage before my storage is full and will then be games drives in my gaming rig so don't care too much :)

    I have 2 x 512gb kingston A2000's as well which i plotted a bit on which will now be sons gaming pc drive and htpc gaming pc drive :)
     
  15. fad

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    I am using SLCs atm, they seem to be doing 30 plots a day. I am getting to the point of what to do with all these files soon. Will build a dedicated farm machine soon I think.
     
  16. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    I guess as a theoretical though for others.. if you've spent a few hundred on drives and they wear to garbage before finding a single reward.. seems like a crappy outcome.
     
  17. 303-Acid

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    No different to buying powerball tickets! But I SSD could be claimed as a tax deduction. :Pirate:
     
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  18. fad

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    Well you could have bought SHIB coin
     
  19. r3s

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    Would have been an amazing investment pending WHEN you bought like anything rofl.

    I bought at 1500~ and sold at 3000~ , was a great double up in under 24 hours :D
     
  20. xeghia

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    Lost all my in progress plots from that damn power outage.

    Was reading to expect more possibly this evening, they may do some load shedding, fun stuff.
     

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