Pools for beginners
I have just finished plotting my HDD and currently I have 2 HDDs with 465GB and 452GB. I have started mining at pool.burstcoin.eu but it seems that my HDD size it too small for this pool.
Can you advice me which pool would be better for me to start mining with this storage?
Thanks in advance.
FurryFlutt last edited by
So... you have about 800GB plotted?
Since I don't live in the EU, and most pools are in NA, I can't suggest you one. Simply; don't mine on Burst Ninja pools, they are for people with hundreds of TBs plotted.
Try switching pools until you find a pool that may suite your plot size. If not; you need to try getting more HDDs and plot them.
@p0int_scale Thanks. I also would like to buy two Seagate 8TB external storage and what do you think is it worth?
FurryFlutt last edited by
@kiknaio Honestly, you should start small; maybe buy a Seagate 2 or 4TB. Don't spend so much and expect to make a lot from it. You never know what can happen to Burst.
Seagates are good. Just make sure you have a USB 3.0 for fast reading and writing so your plots will be fast to read and write. If you don't have a USB 3.0 port, you might need to get an internal HDD (ones where you need a weird cable, plug it in the inside of your computer, all that shit is too hard tbh.)
I plan to buy a Seagate myself. Honestly, if you have a USB 3.0 port, get external hard drives. If you don't, get internal HDDs and learn how to plug in a HDD inside your computer.
@p0int_scale The .EU pool is actually in the US, not EU - it's just associated to one of the domains daWallet and I purchased.
Edit: And as for Seagates - I hate them. Almost all the drives I have had fail mining Burst have been Seagate, their 8TB SMR drives are a nightmare to optimally plot, and the 8TB Enterprise SAS Drive I have is running extremely hot. Given a choice, I'd buy almost ANYTHING except Seagate.
@p0int_scale they have 3.0 USB.
Which external HDDs would you recommend?
@kiknaio I like Western Digitals.
kiknaio last edited by kiknaio
But they are much more expensive than Seagate.
I also think about this one:
LaCie Porsche Design P'9233 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive 9000604
and this one:
Toshiba 5TB Canvio Desktop External Hard Drive (HDWC250XK3J1)
HiDevin last edited by
seagate breaks down faster, according to haitch, though i haven't had a seagate die on me yet.
@kiknaio That's a damn good price for the LaCie - they normally go for a premium over any other drives. The Toshiba is also a drive I'd pickup any day.
@haitch ok then I will buy one LaCie and one Toshiba and also I will test both which is better :)