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12 people found this helpful
on April 25, 2014
I heard news of this thing and decided to buy one. Boy was I surprised. It can crank out about 350KH/s Scrypt mining power on under 10 watts of power! I've been waiting for one of these things for quite some time. But I have a few warnings for the potential buyer of one of these...
One: Don't expect it to be easy (or even possible) to mine SHA256d coins with this. They say it can mine Bitcoin, but the configuration required to do so on a Windows machine is tedious. I Googled for hours before I gave up on dual mining with this. Apparently my firmware is too new, or something.
Two: some of the software will run the SHA cores even without really using them, causing a 60W drain instead of 8 or 10. The right software is out there, just be careful.
Three: Restarting these chips isn't as easy as restarting the program. A lot of times you have to unplug it from the USB, and then power, and then put in power and then USB (in that order it works for me) before it'll start working. If you have or plan on getting more than one of these, keep that in mind.
Those tips there are why I give it 4 stars. I'm a bit disappointed in my unit's lack of BTC support (but maybe I got a dud, I don't know...) but I got it for Scrypt mining anyway. Be sure you do your research before you purchase this. It's a great design, but it can be a pain in the neck to get working just right.