Hey, welcome again
Is mining burst profitable these days? How much is the estimated profit per TB each day?
So right now, it’s approximately 1 BURST per TB return. That, unfortunately will only go down as time passes unless there is some unforeseen exodus of capacity from the network. If the price of Burst goes up, the amount of Burst you get will go down even more as miners jump on board.
I am planning to buy HDDs, however I have plotted 1TB of my internal HDD to start. Should I buy more and plot?
This depends on what your goal is. If you are wanting to learn about Proof of Capacity, and mining Burst, yes go ahead and buy some. Don’t expect to make your money back though in Burst. While that could be possible if the price of Burst skyrockets, I’ll be real with you and tell you the best way to invest is to just buy coins outright.
Which pool is paying best these days?
They’re all more or less the same, to tell you the truth. For lower capacity, you would want to get a pool that is what they call a “0-100” pool. You can see the different ones explained here - https://burst.cryptoguru.org/ . There are also ones like 80-20, etc. You also want a pool that has a low payout threshold…for example if you are just mining with 1TB, it would take a long time to accumulate coins to reach, say, a 100 Burst payout level. The pool’s fee usually doesn’t matter all that much, but you can take that into consideration as well.
@Zoh of the Burst Apps Team has just updated the explorer to have a nice list of all of the pool options. https://explorer.burstcoin.network/?action=network_chart&submenu=bmp
Good luck to you!