@rds Yes one was a month ago for me and the replacement was blue. Any spare hard drive I put into the failed one shows up as a raw drive so the controller must me bad. Now maybe I know why it failed and this one must be the drive I fixed the partition on months ago
@Zyrem When you Optimize with a GPU it will start out very slow. Initially it shows you your real speed of Nonces per minute and then takes a dramatic dive. If you plot Buffered it will write to RAM and then to Drive and not do that.
Toward the end of Optimized plotting you will be using the full speed of the GPU. The other thing to remember is that you can only write so fast to the Drive.
GPU is meant really for multiple drive plotting from what I understand. It is the only way to really use the higher end cards.
I have a 6 Core that does about 14K per minute using 10 of the 12 Threads while I mine and write to the drive simultaneously. It buffers and Plots Optimized with XPlotter too. Soon as the drive Writes the next set of Buffered Nonces are about ready to write.
@burst.x You didn't receive any help, because you don't really need help. You have everything you need and only you can answer that question properly, as long as you have basic understanding of how computers and HDDs and plotting, etc. works. Which definitely seems like it.
Thanks, that's a question I'm having currently as well. Now I'm using CPU plotting with i7-5500u and it runs with 5000 nonces/min., way too slow and I would love to have around 20k nonces/min. Do you think a rx460 or rx550 can bring this performance? They are pretty nice regarding the price (110€ and 96€). My budget for a GPU is max. 150€.
Finished my calculation , i will tell you the profits in 2 currencies (€ and $)
Cost per kwh: 0,285 € / 0,321$
Electricity is round about 1,38€ up to 1,45€ / (1.55$ up to 1.63$) per day.
Average earning calculation says with 33707GB (34 TB) i get about 5,80€ (6.53$) in Burstcoin per day
(data from 27th June,2017 from www.burstcoin.biz/calculator)
i count the electricity bill with 1,42€ /day * 365 days -->518,30€ (583.37$)/year
i count the earnings with 5,80€/day * 365 days -->2117€ (2382.79$)/year
that makes a profit of : 2117€ - 518,30€ -->1598,70€ (1789.29$) profit/year