Hi There! Newbie doing plotting.
For the past few days, I having been trying to do plotting with gpuPlotGenerator on some 8TB HDD. From version 4.0.3 to 4.1.1 and each time the gpu plotter will show ETA : 58Y. So I get a GT 1030 gpu and hopefully to get up to the plotting speed. Unfortunately, the best result on the system will ETA : 12W. So out of wits, I finally decided to use the Xplotter by blago that is inside the Burst wallet. For a fully utilized 8TB HDD the software will takes around 12 days to complete plotting. Meaning that I can only start mining 12 days later.
So hunting at the backyard. I found a seagate 1 TB external HDD. So I decided to plot a 1 TB for mining without wasting any more time. Using the Xplotter by blago, the old computer will plot for 5 hours 1 TB. Since I have five 8TB HDD and instead of waiting for 12 days like a dummy then start mining. I get to start mining five hours later on all 4 HDD. And use 1 8TB HDD for plotting 8TB space.Then I will have another 8TB HDD out of the four HDD to plot for a 2TB space ( 10 hours plotting ). Then instead of having four 1 TB HDD for 12 days mining. I will have three 1 TB mining and increase the mining to four 2TB mining in 10 hours period. Then I use one of the four 8TB HDD to plot for another 15 hours. By another 15 hours, I will have four 3TB HDD for mining.
5 (8TB HDD space for mining) (12 days later)
5 hours later
3 (8TB HDD) with 1 TB space for mining and 1 HDD plotting for 10 hours (2TB space)
10 hours later (Total 15 hours later)
3 (8TB HDD) with 2 TB space for mining and 1 HDD plotting for 15 hours (3TB space)
15 hours later (Total 30 hours later)
3 (8TB HDD) with 3 TB space for mining and 1 HDD plotting for 20 hours (4TB space)
20 hours later (Total 50 hours later)
3 (8TB HDD) with 4 TB space for mining and 1 HDD plotting for 25 hours (5TB space)
25 hours later (Total 75 hours later)
3 (8TB HDD) with 5 TB space for mining and 1 HDD plotting for 30 hours (6TB space)
and so on…