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  1. Yak

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    in 1.9 years runtime?
    Could this be a backup device of sorts?
    Have seen lots of sql "admins" do more than that than when not using appropriate backup software.
    I have used "consumer grade" hardware in NAS's but there IS a reason for the "enterprise" mark-up".
    Got caught out by WD changing TLER years back.. :)
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  2. josh1990

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    Snagged a couple of chia at some stage today.

    369 plots been a bit stop start with a HDD failure but first plots on new HDDs was 03/06. Now to hodl for the price to recover
     
  3. Jag_Guy

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    Network ticked over 30EiB today. That’s 34 million TB for those playing at home. Seems huge, but still minuscule compared to the amount of storage out there in the world…
     
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    Network space is 30 EiB right now, I remember it being 9 EiB when I started plotting back in May

    Going to need some storage space on my NAS so I'll probably start to slowly cull 5TB of plots soon.
     
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  5. r3s

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    Wonder how the people who bought it at $1800 US are feeling now....
     
  6. Jag_Guy

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    Wasn't it anticipated to be $20 when things were launching? Having said that I don't think they anticipated network to grow like it has. Current profitability seems fair with the price where it's at. The issue is that difficulty seems to rapidly diminishes week on week, so to even keep up with network growth and keep rewards at a similar rate, you'd be spending 5-10x more than your profitability on increasing space capacity every month.

    Look like network growth has stagnated, or some people are going offline to re-plot as everyone prepares for or starts pooling - that's a worry as it just indicates a big explosion shortly. https://chiaprofitability.com/en/netspace
     
  7. Jaco

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    I was wondering how I could connect a bunch of extra drives I had lying around to my existing setup as they don't really make 4-in-3 bays anymore and I don't have any cases spare that can take a hefty amount without modification

    Thought about these and eBay'd it, sure enough everyone has cutting systems nowadays and sells anything - perfect!


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  8. Jag_Guy

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    They look very nice. I trialling something a bit more ghetto and got some bunnings perforated brackets as below. You can fit a HDD on each sequential hole, but you have to flip them over to fit perfectly as HDD screw holes are offset vertically which makes them not fit, which will make cabling a little more difficult but not too much of an issue. Good thing is they're metal so will help with some heat dissipation.

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/carinya-20-x-600-x-1mm-flat-make-a-bracket_p3975874
     
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  9. Jaco

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    The density could be much higher. They are using rack mount cases, each shelf could be a single rack. Shrugs, I assume it was cheaper and faster.
     
  12. Jaco

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    Don't forget the weight
     
  13. Jaco

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    859 0XCH
     
  14. Jaco

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    Well I fired up a fork simultaneously since they run the same plots and use the same keys to sign-in (though mind you running multiple forks on same plots can increase load)

    Looks like I won blocks after a couple of hours, too bad it isn't Chia directly nor is it worth much :p Have seen some people running every fork instance at once on FB though


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    Good way to test your plots are actually capable of solving something



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    Chia 1.2 is out - official pooling protocol.
     
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    Oh Man, here we go again! Back on the horse :)

    So I've just created a "Pool for myself" pool while I wait for official pools - OCAU anyone? and kicked one off using the official plotter. Command line using the -c switch and adding my pool key. I guess I should read up on the madmax plotter and see what it can do on my rigs.

    Edit: Actually, madmax plotter needs a lot of RAM yeah, like >100GB?
     
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  18. darknebula

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    Having not won any Chia yet, are people deleting and starting over or gradually replacing. 40TB of plots to replace
     
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    May as well gradually replace. Still a chance you might have a win so why throw out all your tickets.
     
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  20. Jaco

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    I read somewhere that yeah you slowly delete and replace, continue mining solo while you build up for a pool - I'll start gradually doing this I suppose
     

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