Hard Drive Mining ? This Is Getting Ridiculous When It Comes To ROI
BurstCoin is a cryptocurrency that is mined using Hard Drive Mining that works with spare storage space rather than by using computational power from a cpu, GPU, or ASIC.
So a friend of mine has been bugging me getting involved BurstCoin Hard Drive Mining
to use the inactive half of petabyte project, to mine BurstCoin for a while …
This one right here is actually off, but I’ve been putting that off because the main benefits of the Seagate Enterprise drives that are in here are their performance, which BurstCoin doesn’t benefit from and their long term reliability, which the BurstCoin community says shouldn’t be affected much, but while mining BurstCoin especially with Hard Drive Mining , is not as taxing as like a heavy load, consisting of lots of Rights and lots of reads, having the drives powered at all is worse than having them sit idle, until I actually need to spin the box up for storage.
I’ve got a spare story inator with like nothing in it, that I haven’t even touched since Lime Tech was validating 4k native sector drives with unread, and that’s working now.
So it’s sitting there doing nothing, and on top of that, I’ve got literally boxes of old hard drives, that I mean I don’t want to throw them away, cuz like their hard drives that would be a waste, but I wouldn’t trust them with any important data, because they are old hard drives and that would be crazy.
So let’s get started then, if you want a mine BurstCoin, there are :
Few Things That You Need To Know First
1 : High-performance hard drives
Like this Barracuda Pro are not required with that said though it is recommended to choose ones that are rated for 24/7 operation like this WD red and it’s also recommended that you disable any sleep features because in this application they can cause additional wear.
2 : You want to avoid bottle necks
But, you don’t necessarily need a dedicated SATA connector for each drive. So a SATA or a SAS back plane with a multiplier would work great or failing that some users are even hooking up multiple drives in external USB 3 enclosures with success.
3 : A decent CPU
Or better yet, a GPU will reduce the time that it takes to provision space on your drives for BurstCoin mining, so it is strongly recommended to install a reasonably modern graphics card for the initial space provisioning called plotting, after that you shouldn’t need it.
4 : Hard drives require cooling
Now you don’t have to run like a server chassis like this :
Because investing in something so pricey is going to negatively impact your ROI time, since it contributes nothing to the actual mining speed, but don’t just stack up drives or run them without active cooling, they’ll be susceptible to damage from vibration, and they will heat up both of which shorten their life span, which is a really bad thing if you plan to resell the drives or use them for personal storage down the line.
So in addition to my many core test bench, I’ve actually had like hard drive docks connected to all available computers to finish the process.
And while apparently a GPU plotter that doesn’t require optimization does exist by the time I was made aware of it, I had already plotted most of my drives.
And My Hard Drive Mining BeAst Is heeere
So this combined with some of the hardware that I’ve dug out of mothballs, should make for the ultimate and first coin mining setup. I mean if the size of you was correlated with the size of your storage server, mine would be a lot bigger than it really is.
So by combining what’s already good about the store Nader Excel 60, which is the low-cost, I mean relatively speaking, and compact relatively speaking design that gives us 60 direct-attached drives, with additional hardware capacity in the back.
Also, a large EATX motherboard, this gives us room for an absolutely spectacular amount of Hardware. So 44 CPU cores, that’s a total of 88 threads for plotting nonces, we’ve got 256 gigabytes of memory because… Well because we can. On that particular one we’ve got 4 LSI SAS 12 gigabit cards, so these are each quad connectors each of which gives us four drives. I really like that they’ve done with the new tool this mechanism; it’s got these kind of soft pieces, so that you don’t feel like you’re just kind of mashing the drive against metal, it also guides it in a lot nicer.
Is BurstCoin Hard Drive Mining worth it ?
So the question burning in all of your minds right about now is, probably with all this effort and time and hardware that you’ve put in to BurstCoin mining, is it worth it ? and I’m gonna have the answer for you in just a moment.
Let’s get my freshly transplanted drives fired up in our Opie system and check this out :
In the last about months or so, with an average of about a hundred and fifty terabytes of storage, i’ve mined four thousand BurstCoin, which at today’s price is a lot less than it sounds like :
Point three point two cents US per burst, so I think we’re up to about a hundred and sixty hundred and seventy terabytes now, with the capacity we have and the average we’ve done over the last little bit we’ve mined about a hundred dollars of BurstCoin per month, so what that means ? Is if you’ve got some drives lying around, with nothing actively being stored on them, or you find some … you know wicked killer deals on Craigslist like I did with these drives, thanks to its power efficiency compared to CPU or GPU mining, it might make sense.
What I Would Recommend To Get An ROI
So if you were actually looking to get an ROI off of like a ballin storage device like a store inator, and a bunch of new helium-filled drives, opening up your own cloud storage services probably a better bet.
So I hope you enjoyed this little sort of side quest in my Hard Drive Mining adventure, it ended up being a much deeper rabbit hole than I had initially thought, I had intended for this to just be like an afternoon project and it ended up taking weeks, but I definitely learned a lot, I had fun with it which is the most important thing in all of this.