THE CHIA FARM

Marsh

Moderator
May 12, 2013
2,480
1,300
113
Interesting drive holder station.

Do you have close up pictures of the drives station?
 

EasyRhino

Active Member
Aug 6, 2019
138
58
28
I only have 50TB and have mostly finished plotting, but I ran a "chia plots check" and it spit out about a dozen plots that were duplicated between drives, and one or two that had corrupt headers. I just had to parse the output for the words ERROR or WARNING.

The duplicate filenames were probably due to my sloppy practices moving files between drives.
 

Rand__

Well-Known Member
Mar 6, 2014
5,638
1,241
113
I probably removed 50+ corrupted plots over my plotting time. Never understood why but replotting was not a big deal and better safe than sorry :)
 

Bert

Active Member
Mar 31, 2018
402
158
43
42
How is Chia farming going everyone? With price keep on crashing, I wonder if anyone has give up on mining.
 
  • Like
Reactions: rthorntn

funkywizard

mmm.... bandwidth.
Jan 15, 2017
847
400
63
USA
ioflood.com
How is Chia farming going everyone? With price keep on crashing, I wonder if anyone has give up on mining.
We've got a little less than 2PB mining still. Better than having the hardware sit idle. When customers want servers from us with 6tb or 8tb drives, we pull those from the Chia servers, which has reduced the size of our farm by about 50% so far. If you have idle hardware, mining is still ok, but it no longer makes sense to buy any hardware specifically for mining chia.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bert and rthorntn

rthorntn

Member
Apr 28, 2011
78
11
8
I've moved to multiple low-power harvesters, it just purrs away and I don't really spend a significant amount of time on it anymore, I farm solo and I'm just playing the waiting game, I'm hodling the XCH I have until at least the first halving.

Summer is coming and so my solar/battery storage will mean I don't really pay any extra to power it all.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bert

Marsh

Moderator
May 12, 2013
2,480
1,300
113
I have 5,600 plots, since July 1 2021 , split off 30% plots to join space spool.
Pool income is about 1.1 to 1.3 XCH , it help paying power bill.

The rest of plots are solo mining, July and Aug both months won 4 xch each month.
total win was 5.1 XCH for month of July and Aug.

Sept was a little bad luck, solo mining won 2 XCH , total Sept monthly income was 3.2 XCH.

First week of Oct, won 2 XCH , make the OCT montly minimum income 3.2 XCH again.
2 more weeks in Oct to win 2 more XCH.

Cold weather is coming soon, help pay heating bill.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bert and rthorntn

EasyRhino

Active Member
Aug 6, 2019
138
58
28
I've still got my small farm running with no particular problems. However it's got five external drives plugged into it, which is at the least three too many, so I wouldn't mind selling those off if it's at an okay price.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bert

Bert

Active Member
Mar 31, 2018
402
158
43
42
My farm is running on HPOOL. I am getting ~1XCH per month with my 134TB pool, down from ~220TB as I returned my USB drives. I recently bought 6 used 14TB SAS drives as their prices were around ~$16/TB. I planned to use them to replace my 3TB drives in the pool and plot some more while heating the house but not sure how I will do that as servers are noisy.
 

rthorntn

Member
Apr 28, 2011
78
11
8
@Bert I got four 18TB SAS cheap, I've found they do run hotter than the same model SATA drive and so I put my SAS disks in an external JBOD with decent cooling,
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bert

Marsh

Moderator
May 12, 2013
2,480
1,300
113
I am waiting for good price on 12TB and up drives, looking forward to replaced all my 3-4TB Chia drives.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bert

Marsh

Moderator
May 12, 2013
2,480
1,300
113
I just check Flexpool fee is 0.7% now, when they started , it was 0% fee

Back in July, I tried out both flexpool and spacepool, they are about the same, I think spacepool earning is slightly higher.

I just pick one, been mining on Spacepool since early July.

NFT Number of plots: 1791 , 179 TiB (30% of total plots) , the other is OG plots for solo mining.

Oct-Nov , paid out is between 0.26 to 0.27 xch for 7 days ( 0.27 / 7 days , 0.385 xch per day).
This month , Nov 3 and Nov 10 , found 2 blocks while pool mining. received 0.5 xch for the effort.

Sept to Oct , payout was 0.04 xch per day.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bert

Bert

Active Member
Mar 31, 2018
402
158
43
42
I just check Flexpool fee is 0.7% now, when they started , it was 0% fee

Back in July, I tried out both flexpool and spacepool, they are about the same, I think spacepool earning is slightly higher.

I just pick one, been mining on Spacepool since early July.

NFT Number of plots: 1791 , 179 TiB (30% of total plots) , the other is OG plots for solo mining.

Oct-Nov , paid out is between 0.26 to 0.27 xch for 7 days ( 0.27 / 7 days , 0.385 xch per day).
This month , Nov 3 and Nov 10 , found 2 blocks while pool mining. received 0.5 xch for the effort.

Sept to Oct , payout was 0.04 xch per day.
Thanks Marsh. I just learned about the increase after I posted my question here. I deleted my question after that but didn't see your response.
 

ArthurA

Member
Sep 26, 2018
43
37
18
mining at Flexpool with nft-plots of 1871 plots. daily earning is around 0.04 xch.

my last paymeant was in 28 october, i didn't pay pool-fee for this transaction.
I'm sitting on ~1290 plots, current FlexPool Avg Effective 140.1TB estimated 0.0282 XCH daily.

Transaction fees I've seen based on payout threshold.
0.05 XCH - 0.015%
0.06 XCH - 0.012%
0.08 XCH - 0.009%

I don't participate in space heater crypto so far from an expert, correct me if I'm off base but I presume the 0.7% fee is the pool share of 1.75 XCH payout per found block?
 

ari2asem

Active Member
Dec 26, 2018
709
127
43
The Netherlands, Groningen
I don't participate in space heater crypto so far from an expert, correct me if I'm off base but I presume the 0.7% fee is the pool share of 1.75 XCH payout per found block?
0.7% fee is charged when you get pay out, meaning when you get chia from the pool to your wallet.

i think it has nothing to do with 1.75 xch or 0.25 xch.

suppose, you have pay out threshold of 10 chia on the pool. when you mine chia on the pool, you slowly gather coins.
when you reach the threshold (in this example 10 xch),
you will get 9.93 xch

& 0.7 % / 100 = 0.007
& (10 * 0.007) - 10 = 9.93
 

ArthurA

Member
Sep 26, 2018
43
37
18
Alas that doesn't check out. The values I shared above are from my actual payout data. Since fees started I've had 5 payouts with the above values. 2x 0.05xch, 2x 0.06xch, and 1x 0.08xch, it appears to be flat transaction fee on payout. Transactionally the sensible way to fund a pool would be taxing the inbound coins rather than the ridiculous number of little pieces into which they're broken.