How to set up mining rig with 600TB HDD


#1

I’ve noticed lots of miner have their capacity as high as 500TB or 600TB. How can we connect so many hard disk to one motherboard? magic?
As far as I know. We can have 6 sata3 connector + 4 usb0 port x usb hub(3 port), and also some pcie to 4 usb3.0 with .
Even with 8TB HDD, I calculate as 8Tb x (6+4x3+ 3x4x3) = 432 TB still smaller than 600Tb.

Hard to set up 600Tb mining rig. Do you guys have any idea ?


#2

There are many different configurations to set up. Getting a motherboard with extra pcie lanes, and putting quad channel usb 3 cards on them would enable you to use a lot of external drives.

Probably the best way of scaling is using sas controller, internal had drives like jbod cases.


#3

I got a pcie2 10 port SATA internal card I can house 10 disks of all capacities in my ATX tower.
I could put another in at later stage.
Perhaps that can satisfy curiosity also you can buy hard disks of up to 12tb presently :slight_smile:


#4

You are using picie 2.0 x1 slot? This only has 4GBT transfer capacity, And if you split to 10 ports, each port only has 0.4GBT. that only gives you 50MB/s speed per port. Is that what you have?

Mine has speed of 90MB/s on 3 usb hub. 120mb/s on single data 3.


#5

You are using picie 2.0 x1 slot? This only has 4GBT transfer capacity, And if you split to 10 ports, each port only has 0.4GBT. that only gives you 50MB/s speed per port. Is that what you have?

Mine has speed of 90MB/s on 3 usb hub. 120mb/s on single data 3.


#6

its a pcie x16 slot with a pcie 2x speed 10 port SATA card in it pcie 2x cards can plug into 16x slots fyi and 55mb/s is the writing rate per disk when they read I get in excess of 320mb/s read on 4 drives at once. I would assume faster plotting would be with more gpu power and probably more cards but its a micro atx plotting machine with other priorities :slight_smile:


#7

After spending These days searching for solution. I think it’s best to use pcie 2.0 4X to 4 usb3.0 card. Each usb 3.0 can hook up 4 drive. So 4x4 is 16 HDD on a pcie 3.0 4X slot


#8

After spending These days searching for solution. I think it’s best to use pcie 2.0 4X to 4 usb3.0 card. Each usb 3.0 can hook up 4 drive. So 4x4 is 16 HDD on a pcie 3.0 4X slot


#9

it is easy to get over 600TB on one account all you need to do is have multiple pc with a server act as the proxy. i have 8 servers running and 156 3tb drives all on one account and see 450TB effective capacity.


#10

are you doing solo or in pool


#11

Currently in 50-50 crypto


#12

Cool. I learned how to proxy that also.