THE CHIA FARM

Bert

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Thats probably not good for chia farming as drive size is too small;) I made an offer at 10k to see if seller has a limit, looks like he doesn't :0
 
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Rand__

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wait is this still alive? anyone able to make something?
I am still getting coins regularly (still solo farming @ 300TB), current prices are still in the earning zone even with my old inefficient 6T drives, but HODLing anyway, at least until i got a nice bunch of coins.
O/c no telling whats the bottom of this, so a risky game, but that was expected from the start:)
 

Marsh

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Currently Jan 1 2022, my farm capacity is 750TB , 60% solo plots , 40% pool plots.
I did not want to erase solo plots. When I add new drives, I'll use pool plots.

Last year 2021, start farming Chia around May 14.
I gutted few backup servers to housing Chia plots. Don' want to buy new drives for the Chia farm.
I farm and sold Chia, when Chia price dropped below $300, I stop selling and started holding XCH.

With the Chia earning. it paid for all the old drives that I already owned and money to buy new drives.

I waited and not buying new drives until Black Friday 2021.

Between Oct to Dec 2021. I spent $3,400
Purchased a used NAS system, U-NAS 801a with SM systemboard, included 4 x 10TB WD drives.
Purchased new 11 x 14TB WD drives
Purchased used 12 x 6 TB SAS drives @ $8 per TB

I farm for hard drives :)
 
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Bert

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I am at 284TB as I significantly expanded my farm with 12 14tb from BB. I think I will be losing money if we count the depreciation of the hardware but it is tax deductible. I am really hoping these hard drives will last longer than 3 years.
 

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I am really hoping these hard drives will last longer than 3 years
I believed the WD drives will last longer than 3 years.
Also I am still using lots of Seagate 4TB drives dated 2015.

I have about 16 x WD 8TB drives from BB that I brought during 2017 holiday.
I am using the WD 8TB now to farm Chia.
 
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