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Discussion in 'Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Mining' started by Slug69, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. 303-Acid

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    Ugh, I just heard a loud pop, then my Synology was acting weird, powered on but I could hear the hard drives trying to spin up. Unplugged power, plugged back in, nothing. No light on power adapter and it smelled weird. Pulled it apart and find two caps with their covers loose. So now I'm down 100 plots until I repair/replace the adapter.
     
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    What model Synology do you have?
     
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    It's an oldie I got off here. DS411j. It looks like the two capacitors at the power exit end have dried and blown. I picked up a couple of capacitors from Jaycar to attempt a fix before sourcing a replacement adaptor. 12v 5A 4 pin mini din.

    Edit: well, it must be something more than just the caps, replaced them both and still no power. Being that it's converting 240v I probably shouldn't play with it any more than that.
     
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    I have a slightly later model that I had to mod with a resistor due to a known issue with Intel Atom CPU Synology NAS. Still going great.
     
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    I ordered a second hand adaptor and am back up and running. :)
     
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    4th block this morning, just keeping ahead of rewards if i had solo mined and hit the same amount :)
     
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    Chia soaring up the rankings...
     
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    Thinking about selling my small amount of ETH for Chia. Can anyone recommend an exchange
     
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    You made me rush back to the page to check thinking it did indeed blow up :lol: sarcasm I see
     
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    Might have to transfer eth to Gate.io then swap it for Chia
     
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    The world is flipping. 389B3DB1-4AA1-40CB-9941-E1A56DA3D3F9.png
     
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    Only $3.3m to up it 20%~ hardly a big mover in real money terms unfortunately.
     
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    Sure, but I notice the people who pointed and sneered at the pre farm while talking up ETH have vanished.

    I love the tech behind this. Bram Cohen is a genius and we all benefit from his tech every day. This is a very logical crypto that is genuinely much more energy efficient. People are currently pulling the plugs on their mining farms. Proof of stake is looking shady as fuck as well.
     
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    Thats why we diversify :D
     
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    Chia hit $50 last night but down to $44 - still looking more resilient than others in this crazy time.

    The low power usage. Not proof of stake. Hundreds of thousands of nodes. One of the greatest minds of the internet age driving it’s development. What’s not to like?
     
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    I assume you are talking in USD?

    sitting at $64aud currently, i am a tiny holder of chia but my drives will just sit there running until they die.

    Network space has been falling for a while which is good for accumulation :)
     
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    With the network space dropping, I'd like to win some more blocks please! Been quite a few months since a win, the GUI still estimates 2 months based on my plots. Currently I'm earning 0.1 XCH every 3days.
     
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    Given the breakdown between "work" (powering disks, and administering infrastrcuture)... and "stake" (allocating storage capacity)..... then I think this is really, a long bow.
     
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    I was the same but still getting 1 around every 2-3 months, i am at 8.8~chia and found 4 blocks so averaging out pretty close to expected, wouldn't knock back a lucky block finding streak tho.
     
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    No way. I have 130 TB on Chia and it is pulling less than 50 watts - I haven't even measured but couldn't possibly be more than that (When I am not doing anything else on that machine) You can use second hand equipment (Drives especially) as well. I have 8 GPU's and I know what takes up more of my time, electricity and "Stake" - the GPU farm by far. Cleaning filters, replacing pads, cleaning radiators/heatsinks, replacing fans, telling family members what circuits they can plug their hair dryers into etc.

    Am I missing something else in your long bow comment?
     

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