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141  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Pangolinminer & Whatsminer FAQs on: September 21, 2018, 08:13:48 AM
Whatsminers are manufactured by Bitewei.
142  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: (Review/Guide) WhatsMiner M10 33.0 Th/s, 2145W Bitcoin (SHA-256) ASIC miner on: September 20, 2018, 11:37:29 PM
There is now also a .pdf document version available:

edit: https://mega.nz/#!0kljyJ4T!JwpQiDsLBLU8oDIYL1KSkk6Nv8thJ2l_FsKJAHqAgwM
143  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: (Review/Guide) WhatsMiner M10 33.0 Th/s, 2145W Bitcoin (SHA-256) ASIC miner on: September 20, 2018, 10:30:51 PM
Thanks for joining me Phil. Smiley
144  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / Re: BITTECH Announces New 28 TH/s ASIC on: September 20, 2018, 09:56:42 PM
Wow, cool news Phil.  Smiley
145  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Pangolin Whatsminer M10 - 33TH at 2145W on: September 20, 2018, 09:40:22 PM
Hi guys, my review is now online Smiley https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5033998
146  Bitcoin / Hardware / (Review/Guide) WhatsMiner M10 33.0 Th/s, 2145W Bitcoin (SHA-256) ASIC miner on: September 20, 2018, 09:39:17 PM
(Review/Guide) WhatsMiner M10 33.0 Th/s, 2145W Bitcoin (SHA-256) ASIC miner


Click to show a high resolution image. Picture copyright (c) Pangolinminer.com website.

1) General information, other items needed
2) Unpacking
3) Overview
4) Installation
5) Configuration
6) Performance test
7) Conclusion
8] How to order
9) Video review by philipma1957


Last updated in: September 23, 2018.

Nicely formatted version (September 23, 2018) is available for download here (Mega.nz cloud service):
https://mega.nz/#!0kljyJ4T!JwpQiDsLBLU8oDIYL1KSkk6Nv8thJ2l_FsKJAHqAgwM

1) General information, other items needed
(top)
WhatsMiner M10 is a Bitcoin (SHA-256) ASIC miner using 16nm ASIC chip technology,
manufactured by Shenzhen Bit Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. (headquarters in Shenzhen, China).
They are also known short as MicroBT.

They have a overseas distribution partner that is called Team Pangolinminer.
This unit was received as a sample unit from Team Pangolinminer for this review.
Team Pangolinminer: www.pangolinminer.com  This is a ref. link.

WhatsMiner M10 is a standalone miner with a built-in controller board, like the previous WhatsMiner models.
You don't need a separate controller unit to run it.

This new miner has a new 16nm BTC ASIC chip. The exact model name for this ASIC chip is QA1800.
It provides the miner a very competitive nominal power efficiency, 0.065 J per Gh/s.

The miner comes with a built-in power supply unit, like the previous WhatsMiner model.
The new power supply unit is called WhatsPower P10.
It has max. 2250 Watt power capacity and it is able to work with mains voltage from 176 to 264 VAC.
This miner won't work in a 110-120 VAC mains voltage system.

There are many improvements in the miner design compared to the previous model,
especially a huge improvement in the miner performance and efficiency.

According to the official technical specifications,
the nominal hashrate is 33.0 Th/s with a nominal power consumption of 2145 Watts.

It weights 8.55 kg and outer dimensions are 390 mm (L) x 130 mm (W) x 220mm (H).

Technical specifications:
Code:
WhatsMiner M10

Hash rate: 33.0 Th/s (+-5%)
Power consumption: 2145 W (+-10%)
Power efficiency: 0.065 J / Gh/s
AC voltage input for the power supply: 176 - 264 VAC
DC voltage input for the miner: 12.0-12.5 VDC
ASIC chip type: QA1800 (16nm SHA-256 ASIC chip)
ASIC chip quantity per hash board: 105 chips
Number of hash boards per unit (miner): 3 hash boards
ASIC chip quantity per unit: 315 chips
Cooling: 2x 120 mm x 38 mm 12 VDC 2.8 A fan, model: KZ12038B012X (front and back, in a push-pull configuration).
Weight: 8.55 kg
Dimensions: 390 mm (L) x 130 mm (W) x 220mm (H)
Working temperature: -5℃  -  40℃
Warranty time: 180 days after shipment

Other items needed:
  • C13 power cord suitable to your country's electrical socket.
    Make sure that it is a good quality one and able to handle the over 2kW load
  • Ethernet cable to go to your router/switch
  • Computer to set initial pool and configuration settings.

2) Unpacking (top)
After the agreement with Team Pangolinminer for this review
and the sample unit was made, the delivery was quite quick.
This miner was sent from Hong Kong in September 12
and it arrived my place in Finland in April 17.
DHL was the courier used in this shipment.

The packaging style is 'the market standard'.
The miner is inside a plastic bag. Then there is a custom shaped pieces of foam.
And then this set is inside a cardboard box.
There is no extra space inside the cardboard box, which is of course a good thing,
because the goods might get damaged if they could move inside the box.

All in all the packaging design is good.

Inside the box you can find the miner with the built-in power supply unit
and also a C13 to Type I power cord (3x1.5mm2 wiring, good amp rating).
Unfortunately I personally need a Type F ('schuko') plug in the power socket end,
but it is no problem since I already had one ready for use.

Here is a bunch of images to show some details:


Packaging material. Click to show a high resolution image. Pictures taken by HagssFIN.

3) Overview (top)
Next you will be provided with a nice set of images showing both the miner and the built-in power supply unit.







Click to show a high resolution image. Pictures taken by HagssFIN.

4) Installation (top)
The installation is a very simple process.
Because there is a built-in power supply unit,
you don't have to install the power supply yourself.

You need to connect the Ethernet cable to your miner
and the other end of the cable to the router/switch device.

And then you need a good quality C13 power cord which fits into your electrical power socket.
Please make sure that it is able to handle the over 2kW power continuous load.

The miner has network settings set to the DHCP mode as a default
and the miner will acquire an IP address automatically from the router.
You can find out the IP address fairly easy by accessing your router
configuration page IP address list or by using a suitable software for it.

There is also an official IP found program called "WhatsMinerTool".
This program makes it possible for you to use the miner IP found function
and figure out the miner IP address.

WhatsMinerTool User Guide & Software:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XthbZPFc0S-FvMi9MqpLOJlUaFAc4auW

As soon as we know the miner IP address, we can move to the next chapter, Configuration.

There are also some tutorial videos,  which you can use for more help.
Note: the tutorial video below is for the M3X, but most of the instructions also apply with the new M10 model.

WhatsMiner M10 introduction video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mSMVUtZ0Q8

WhatsMiner M3 tutorial video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-Cj3QckFnI

5) Configuration (top)
First thing you need to do, is to access the miner web configuration page
by filling the miner IP address in to your web browser's address field.

Then you must fill the credentials to login.
The username is root and the password is root by default.


Login screen. Click to show a high resolution image.

Now it is time to setup the mining pool settings.
You need to go through menus and find the Cgminer configuration page.
Click the drop down list and click 'custom'.

Now you are able to setup any pool address of your own choice.
You can set this miner to mine any SHA-256d algorithm based cryptocurrency in any mining pool of your choice.
This miner is not using the AsicBoost.

You can insert settings for three different pools, the pools have a following priority order: Pool 1> Pool 2 > Pool 3.
So if the first pool dies for some reason, the miner will automatically continue mining with the second pool.


Cgminer configuration page. Click to show a high resolution image.

Miner hash board frequency and cooling fan settings are automatic, there is no possibility to have your custom settings.

When you have all the settings ready, you can press 'Save & Apply'.

Then you can go through menus and click 'Reboot' to reboot the miner.

The startup process for the miner takes some time as it goes through the hash board frequency settings,
much like the S9 miner does, for example.

So you need patience when you start up this machine and
there is no need to be worried even though the numbers may look weird at first

After the startup process is ready, the miner automatically restarts the Cgminer
and after that the miner really starts to do the mining work.
You should now see the miner working at about 33 Th/s hash rate.


Miner status page. Click to show a high resolution image.

There are also pages for the system log and Cgminer API log.

By reading the log texts you are able to see specific details about the miner operation
and this kind of information is really helpful in case you need to do some troubleshooting.

These following screenshot images will demonstrate rest of the pages available in the miner web configuration
and this image set should provide you a good overview on the miner web configuration page.


System log and Cgminer API log. Click to show a high resolution image.


System status and System properties. Click to show a high resolution image.


Administration page and Interfaces page. Click to show a high resolution image.


Miner log page. Click to show a high resolution image.


Processes page and Reboot page. Click to show a high resolution image.

6) Performance test (top)
After all the settings were set properly, it was of course time to test the miner.
When the miner was ready with the startup process, the hash rate rose to 33 - 34 Th/s area.
The average hash rate with my unit after one day was close to 34.2 Th/s.

Here is the miner status page view after one day of mining.


Miner status page. Click to show a high resolution image.

As usual, the power measurement was done with Perel E305EM6-G energy meter.

Technical specs data sheet (.pdf document):
https://www.perel.eu/downloads/22/e305em6e305em6ggbnlfresdptpl.pdf


Perel E305EM6-G. Click to show a high resolution image. Picture taken by HagssFIN.


Power measurement. Click to show a high resolution image. Picture taken by HagssFIN.

A stable result for the power consumption at wall was 2280 W,
and the average hash rate after one day of mining was 34.18 Th/s.

With these results we can calculate the power efficiency at wall.

2280 / 34180 = 0.0667 J  per  Gh/s.

7) Conclusion (top)
WhatsMiner M10 is a very efficient piece of gear in the currect Bitcoin ASIC miner hardware market
and they did it with 16nm process node tech, where as the competition is having trouble to achieve the same with smaller process node.

The power consumption is quite high as with the previous models,
but the cooling design is good and I haven't had any heat issues with my unit so far.
There are big sized heat sinks with high rev cooling fans
and the miner doesn't get too hot unless you have some crazy hot environment.
This is a very loud miner as most of the modern ASIC miners are,
and you don't want to have this with you in the bed room.

The miner price per hash rate could be a little more competitive at the moment,
when you consider the current situation in the bitcoin mining.

This machine performed just as advertised and a little better,
I got an average hash rate of 34.18 Th/s and the nominal rate is 33.0 Th/s (+-5%).

All in all I think that this miner is a great improvement in the WhatsMiner series.

I would like to thank Team Pangolinminer and Laurent, for giving this miner as a sample unit
and for the chance for me to do another WhatsMiner review here at the forum.

If you got any questions you'd like to ask, feel free to drop them in this thread.
I will try to give my best answer.

8] How to order (top)
Shenzhen Bit Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.  a.k.a. MicroBT has an official website in which you can make an order.

Website: www.microbt.com


They also have official distributor partners for overseas sales.
See more details at the overseas distribution partner Team Pangolinminer website.

Website: www.pangolinminer.com  This is a ref. link.


9) Video review by philipma1957 (top)
I have multiple videos on this unit on  you tube.

unboxing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dY5-eLuQYA

running

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7N4YphoaCI


with sound proofing and a db meter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuPXBR4Zi_U&t=3s


Please go here to see my gear's  pool results


http://mmpool.org/statistics

Estimated Payout

Rank   Id   DGM Estimate   PPS   Shares   Rate (MHash/s)
1   06ae84f6   2.47135566   0.00000000   580,082,921,328   37,932,388
2   a5d78fff   6.86130884   0.00000000   130,161,014,576   0
3   c932f3ed   0.42369032   0.00000000   83,452,123,577   0
4   2d0ba29d   0.41592150   0.00000000   76,255,676,391   18,737,453

5   71602a00   0.42911703   0.00000000   40,068,500,221   33,545,470 here is my miner the m10

I also mined it on ckpool.org and would show a little higher about 34.4



http://ckpool.org/users/16yLHLoeyuCLPMXkVpC3gyrRYvwRGwjKJr

{
 "hashrate1m": "16.5T",
 "hashrate5m": "16.8T",
 "hashrate1hr": "16.6T",
 "hashrate1d": "22.8T",
 "hashrate7d": "49.8T",
 "lastshare": 1537482411,
 "workers": 2,
 "shares": 3568674454,
 "bestshare": 1310782468.0,
 "lns": 15186711710.88827,
 "luck": 1.01,
 "accumulated": 0.0,
 "postponed": 0,
 "herp": 15262936743.86358,
 "derp": 0.00541567,
 "worker": [
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   "hashrate1m": "0",
   "hashrate5m": "0",
   "hashrate1hr": "0",
   "hashrate1d": "1.53G",
   "hashrate7d": "13.7T",
   "lastshare": 1536501801,
   "shares": 0,
   "bestshare": 0.0,
   "lns": 5569183018.302705,
   "luck": 1.02,
   "herp": 5663491194.108015
  },
  {
   "workername": "16yLHLoeyuCLPMXkVpC3gyrRYvwRGwjKJr.1",
   "hashrate1m": "0",
   "hashrate5m": "0",
   "hashrate1hr": "0",
   "hashrate1d": "0",
   "hashrate7d": "168K",
   "lastshare": 1526490811,
   "shares": 0,
   "bestshare": 0.0,
   "lns": 44940.20947333366,
   "luck": 1.0,
   "herp": 44790.46287654358
  },
  {
   "workername": "16yLHLoeyuCLPMXkVpC3gyrRYvwRGwjKJr.3",
   "hashrate1m": "0",
   "hashrate5m": "0",
   "hashrate1hr": "0",
   "hashrate1d": "553",
   "hashrate7d": "326G",
   "lastshare": 1535406378,
   "shares": 0,
   "bestshare": 0.0,
   "lns": 194288284.8717296,
   "luck": 1.01,
   "herp": 195298293.9658007
  },
  {
   "workername": "16yLHLoeyuCLPMXkVpC3gyrRYvwRGwjKJr.4",
   "hashrate1m": "0",
   "hashrate5m": "0",
   "hashrate1hr": "0",
   "hashrate1d": "0",
   "hashrate7d": "174K",
   "lastshare": 1526490864,
   "shares": 0,
   "bestshare": 0.0,
   "lns": 47222.92655935259,
   "luck": 0.99,
   "herp": 46912.05287448452
  },
  {
   "workername": "16yLHLoeyuCLPMXkVpC3gyrRYvwRGwjKJr.2",
   "hashrate1m": "16.5T",
   "hashrate5m": "16.8T",
   "hashrate1hr": "16.2T",
   "hashrate1d": "15.8T",
   "hashrate7d": "15.6T",
   "lastshare": 1537482411,
   "shares": 1500033472,
   "bestshare": 707800330.0,
   "lns": 4089375147.846632,
   "luck": 1.0,
   "herp": 4077826971.504508
  },
  {
   "workername": "16yLHLoeyuCLPMXkVpC3gyrRYvwRGwjKJr.6",
   "hashrate1m": "0",
   "hashrate5m": "0",
   "hashrate1hr": "0",
   "hashrate1d": "0",
   "hashrate7d": "3.58K",
   "lastshare": 1524402423,
   "shares": 0,
   "bestshare": 0.0,
   "lns": 10443.504100507,
   "luck": 0.99,
   "herp": 10388.94196551085
  },
  {
   "workername": "16yLHLoeyuCLPMXkVpC3gyrRYvwRGwjKJr.100",
   "hashrate1m": "0",
   "hashrate5m": "0",
   "hashrate1hr": "0",
   "hashrate1d": "0",
   "hashrate7d": "1.11K",
   "lastshare": 1524935636,
   "shares": 0,
   "bestshare": 0.0,
   "lns": 779.6702822562592,
   "luck": 0.99,
   "herp": 771.4182643056706
  },
  {
   "workername": "16yLHLoeyuCLPMXkVpC3gyrRYvwRGwjKJr.Av841",
   "hashrate1m": "0",
   "hashrate5m": "0",
   "hashrate1hr": "0",
   "hashrate1d": "0",
   "hashrate7d": "16.8K",
   "lastshare": 1525982483,
   "shares": 0,
   "bestshare": 0.0,
   "lns": 4894.869740461829,
   "luck": 0.99,
   "herp": 4858.863561172509
  },
  {
   "workername": "16yLHLoeyuCLPMXkVpC3gyrRYvwRGwjKJr.turbo1",
   "hashrate1m": "0",
   "hashrate5m": "0",
   "hashrate1hr": "0",
   "hashrate1d": "2",
   "hashrate7d": "62.4G",
   "lastshare": 1534952763,
   "shares": 0,
   "bestshare": 0.0,
   "lns": 41379831.8526477,
   "luck": 1.0,
   "herp": 41208496.34805906
  },
  {
   "workername": "16yLHLoeyuCLPMXkVpC3gyrRYvwRGwjKJr.T2Turbo",
   "hashrate1m": "0",
   "hashrate5m": "0",
   "hashrate1hr": "446G",
   "hashrate1d": "2.66T",
   "hashrate7d": "8.59T",
   "lastshare": 1537468216,
   "shares": 193836236,
   "bestshare": 218091951.0,
   "lns": 2832036975.010963,
   "luck": 1.0,
   "herp": 2829699652.617103
  },
  {
   "workername": "16yLHLoeyuCLPMXkVpC3gyrRYvwRGwjKJr.m10",
   "hashrate1m": "0",
   "hashrate5m": "0",
   "hashrate1hr": "0",
   "hashrate1d": "4.34T",
   "hashrate7d": "11.5T",
   "lastshare": 1537306574,
   "shares": 1874804746,
   "bestshare": 1310782468.0,
   "lns": 2460340171.907783,
   "luck": 1.0,
   "herp": 2455304413.665182
  }
 ]
}
 

see bold for the m10 it is at zero because sadly I only have 1 unit.
147  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Announcing the WhatsMiner M10S 44TH @ 60W/TH or 55TH @ 65W/TH SHA-256 16nm Miner on: September 20, 2018, 04:05:09 PM
I like the 44Th/s model more because of the insanely good efficiency and better amount of load for 16 Amp circuit.


edit: btw. see my m10 review here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5033998
148  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Bitmain Announces the Antminer R4 and APW5 Power Supply, Designed for Silence on: September 20, 2018, 04:03:06 PM
Hi!

Does anybody know where i can get hold of capacitors for the R4 hashboard?
Or can i take from a broken S7 hasboard?

Hi,
I would have one faulty Antminer R4, for spare parts, in case you are interested.

PM me for more.




Looks like the capacitor is ok, but the soldering looks bad. Maybe been too hot.
Gonna try to replace the soldering.
Good to know that you have spares.
Kiitos.

No problem.

Eipä kestä.
149  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: 8th Alt coin thread. Or what to do now that asics are all over the place. on: September 20, 2018, 12:36:45 PM
The price for that miner is definitely dayuuummmmmm.... high.
150  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Bitmain Announces the Antminer R4 and APW5 Power Supply, Designed for Silence on: September 20, 2018, 12:28:50 PM
Hi!

Does anybody know where i can get hold of capacitors for the R4 hashboard?
Or can i take from a broken S7 hasboard?

Hi,
I would have one faulty Antminer R4, for spare parts, in case you are interested.

PM me for more.


151  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / Re: TRIPLE-1, Inc. 株式会社 松島 KAMIKAZE 7nm SHA-256 ASIC on: September 20, 2018, 08:23:45 AM
They were really polite and said that they are unfortunately out of demo units.

So most likely I won't be able to a review before it is available in the open market.
152  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: AvalonMiner 921 released - 20 TH/s @ 1700W on: September 19, 2018, 01:59:29 PM
Cool news.

I bet that some tinkering with voltage settings should get this A921 efficiency to 0.08J / Ghs and I guess that the A941 should be in the 0.06-0.07 area.
153  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: GekkoScience is now dabbling with 16nm ASICs for new designs on: September 19, 2018, 09:33:27 AM

^ Bitfury has a new ASIC chip coming. It is called Clarke.
https://youtu.be/r60CQPgl4Lw

Maybe mr. Niko Punin could still help this project with those new ASIC chips?
154  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: whatsminer.net on: September 18, 2018, 07:40:33 PM
Pangolinminer is not the manufacturer.


... The only official shop to buy WhatsMiner hardware is at Pangolinminer (manufacturer) ...


Scott you are right.

This is an old post.

I've fixed my review threads long time ago.

Sorry guys I forgot to fix this post.
155  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Pangolin Whatsminer M10 - 33TH at 2145W on: September 17, 2018, 03:20:40 PM
Status update:
My M10 unit just arrived.  I will start making the review and post it in the hardware subforum as soon as possible. Smiley

156  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Notes from my journey to Beijing & visiting Canaan Creative in March 10-15, 2018 on: September 17, 2018, 02:20:35 PM
Steve, I'm interested in knowing more about your training program.

Hi Scott,
You can send him an email, steve@canaan.io
157  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / Re: Holictech - Holic H22,H28 - 10nm, 8nm - Sha-256 Miner on: September 17, 2018, 01:53:46 PM
Hi Thomas!
Do you know if they would be interested in a miner review?
158  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: (Review/Guide) Hotmine X6 7.4 Th/s, 1150 W Bitcoin (SHA-256) ASIC miner on: September 16, 2018, 11:10:36 PM
There is now also a .pdf document version available: https://mega.nz/#!YsN2CazB!xI_TDWhUQmmijix2z-2vZPdZ_DDzNvsKVsqueVPKPak
159  Bitcoin / Hardware / (Review/Guide) Hotmine X6 7.4 Th/s, 1150 W Bitcoin (SHA-256) ASIC miner on: September 16, 2018, 10:03:00 PM
(Review/Guide) Hotmine X6 7.4 Th/s, 1150 W Bitcoin (SHA-256) ASIC miner


Picture copyright (c) Hotmine.

1) General information, other items needed
2) Unpacking
3) Overview
4) Installation
5) Configuration
6) Performance test
7) Conclusion
8] How to order


Last updated in: September 17, 2018.

Nicely formatted version (September 17, 2018) is available for download here (Mega.nz cloud service):
https://mega.nz/#!YsN2CazB!xI_TDWhUQmmijix2z-2vZPdZ_DDzNvsKVsqueVPKPak

1) General information, other items needed
(top)
Hotmine X6 is a Bitcoin (SHA-256) ASIC miner using 16nm ASIC chip technology,
manufactured by Hotmine (headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine).

Hotmine X6 is a standalone miner with a built-in controller unit.

The advertised nominal hashrate for miner is 6.4 - 8.6 Th/s with a nominal power consumption of 980 - 1200 Watts.
It weights 4.1 kg and outer dimensions are 340mm(L) x 145mm(W) x 155mm(H).

Technical specs data sheet: https://mega.nz/#!QkFlgKQJ!yIcatHHXHcN52P8hot-xB_NfztIbWxgn5DfJsFC9EHo

Hotmine was founded in 2013 and in 2016 they grew bigger, as they became a Bitfury partner
and they started making boiler miners and Bitfury 16nm based upgrade kits (X5, X6) for Antminer S5.
They have since brought more miner models in to the market, and most of them are fully assembled units.

Hotmine X6 is using the same Bitfury BF16BTC8162 16nm ASIC chip as did the previous model (X5),
but the chip quantity is bigger and the total hash rate is more than twice the X5.

Hotmine:
http://hotmine.io

Technical specifications:
Code:
Hotmine X6

Hash rate: 6.4 - 8.6 Th/s
Power consumption: 980 - 1200 W
Power efficiency: 1.4 - 1.5 J per Gh/s
DC voltage input: 12VDC
ASIC chip type: Bitfury BF16BTC8162 (16nm SHA-256 ASIC chip)
ASIC chip quantity per unit (miner): 92 chips
Number of hash boards per unit: 2 hash boards
Cooling: 2x 120mm x 38mm 12VDC 2.4A fan, JSL JDH1238B
(front and back, in a push-pull configuration, rotating max. about in the 6000rpm area).
Weight: 4.1 kg
Dimensions: 340mm(L) x 145mm(W) x 155mm(H)

Other items needed:
  • A server grade power supply with at least 6x PCI-E 6-pin connectors, everyone with a dedicated cable, at least 18AWG wires.
    There is no official custom power supply unit, but I would recommend using at least HP DPS-1200 FB A 1200 Watt server power supply
    (with a breakout board & power cables -kit) with this X6 miner.
  • C13 power cord suitable to your country's electrical socket
  • Ethernet cable to go to your router/switch device
  • Computer to set initial pool and configuration settings.

2) Unpacking
(top)
You can order a miner from Hotmine by ordering at their website or by contacting them via Telegram.
The first option is recommended.
I ordered one, after which I paid the amount in BTC.
The conversion from USD to BTC was done by the payment system and it was up to date.

The best option for me was to ship the miner from Ukraine to Finland using Ukrposhta, which is the national postal service in Ukraine.

Inside the cardboard box I found out that the miner was wrapped good in a bubble wrap.
On top of that the miner was also protected by custom shaped protecting foam material.
The packaging is tight and there is no excess space inside the cardboard box.
This kind of packaging design is pretty much the market standard these days.


Packaging material. Click to show a high resolution image. Picture taken by HagssFIN.

3) Overview (top)
Here is a set of pictures showing some details of the Hotmine X6 miner.

Click to see a high resolution image. Pictures taken by HagssFIN.




4) Installation (top)
The installation process for the Hotmine X6 is very similar to the Antminer S5,
which is a old miner model from Bitmain (the Hotmine X6 upgrade kit is compatible with the Antminer S5 parts).

First you need to connect the Ethernet cable to your miner and the other end to the router/switch device.

And then you need a server grade power supply preferably with at least 1200W power capacity (for example HP DPS 1200 FB A).
You need to install all six pieces PCI-E 6-pin power cables to the power headers found at the top side of the miner.
Three cables per hash board.


Power connections. Click to show a high resolution image. Picture taken by HagssFIN.

When the initial setup is ready, power on the miner and start by finding the miner IP address,
as the Hotmine X6 miner comes with DHCP as the default mode in the network settings.
This means that the miner will automatically get an IP address from the router device DHCP IP address pool.

You can find out what is the miner IP address by checking it at your router web configuration page,
or by using any suitable network software available (for example Wireshark).

When you have found out what is the miner IP address, you are ready for the next step, which is Configuration.

5) Configuration (top)
You first need to open your web browser and fill the miner IP address in the browser address field.
Then you press enter. It will ask you for the user credentials.
The default username is root and the default password is also root.

After that it is time to setup your mining pool settings.
Click and go to the 'Miner Configuration'.

You can put the pool stratum address, username and password for three different pools in a priority order: Pool 1 > Pool 2 > Pool 3.

This miner does not use AsicBoost and you can choose any pool that you like to use.

After you are ready with the pool settings, press 'Save&Apply'.
This saves and applies the settings and also reboots the mining process.

The user interface is pretty much the same as we have seen used with the Antminer S5
and the firmware is based on the same OpenWrt firmware design as the Antminer S5.

Here is a bunch of screenshot images showing a detailed view of the Hotmine X6 miner web configuration page features -->





6) Performance test (top)
After all the miner settings were done properly, it was time to test the miner and see how it starts running,
and also how good is the miner performance.

The average hash rate was in the 7.4 Th/s area, so the hash rate in the advertised level.
It is pretty easy to make a miner match the advertised specs, when you give such a wide area for the nominal hash rate.
I wish Hotmine would be more specific with their technical specifications.

In the next image you can see the miner status page view after the miner has been running for a good amount of time, almost 2 days.


Miner status page. Click to show a high resolution image.

After this it is time to move forward and measure the power consumption at wall.

The power measurement was done with Perel E305EM6-G energy meter as usual,
and you can find the technical specifications data sheet here:
https://www.perel.eu/downloads/22/e305em6e305em6ggbnlfresdptpl.pdf


Perel E305EM6-G. Click to show a high resolution image. Picture taken by HagssFIN.


Power measurement. Click to show a high resolution image. Picture taken by HagssFIN.

Stable result for the power consumption (at wall) was 1150 W,
when the hash rate was averaging in the 7.4 Th/s area.

The power supply that I used in this test was Bitmain APW3++ 1600W power supply.

With these power measurement results we can calculate the power efficiency at wall.

1150 / 7400 = 1.5541 J  per  Gh/s.

This is slightly more than the worst value for the advertised power efficiency (6.4 Th/s and 980 Watts --> 1.5312 J per Gh/s).

The power efficiency at wall of course depends on the power supply model used, and it could be that Hotmine used a better power efficiency power supply than the APW3++ power supply.

7) Conclusion (top)
I was very happy when I first found out Hotmine and their X5 upgrade kit.
It was a solid piece to upgrade your old Antminer.

This following model, Hotmine X6, continues on the same path and it is a solid miner.
The build quality with my unit was good.

The cooling in this miner is very powerful and effective,
but this miner is the 1.1kW area and it produces a lot of heat.
All this heat means that in most environments the cooling fans must operate at a high speed.
So the cooling fan noise makes it an unattractive choice for home mining operation, when the defaul settings are used.
Thankfully you can underclock the miner and also control the fan speed manually.
This way you can modify this miner to be used in home environment.

I think that power efficiency -wise the Hotmine X6 miner is close to the same power efficiency level as the Avalonminer 741 (Canaan Creative) and the Ebit E9 Plus (Zhejiang Ebang Communication).
The current mining competition is quite hard, even with the newest gear ( <0.70 J per Gh/s).
So you will notice, that with this X6 miner you will need close to free electricity if you want to make profit.

The Hotmine X6 is a quality item, but unfortunately a new, more efficient model would be needed in this current situation.

If you got any questions, feel free to drop them in this thread.
I will try to give my best answer.

8] How to order (top)
I highly recommend to only use their official webshop (http://hotmine.io) or contact their official Telegram account (@HotmineSales),
so that you can avoid any possible scamming attempts.

Hotmine: http://hotmine.io

160  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Fusion Silicon L61 - 860 Mh/s, 1160 W Litecoin miner on: September 16, 2018, 06:57:22 PM
No reply yet and no website online yet (fusionsilicon.com), I wonder if their plans are canceled.  Undecided
I hope not.
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