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October 20, 2021, 11:51:05 PM
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Hi, I am new to Bitcoin mining.  Someone offered to sell me some Antminer T17e's and S17e's for a good price.  I have read that the 17 series have a lot of quality problems.  I am familiar with PC repair and can give a go at fixing and running these machines.  

Can anyone advise whether these specific models (T17e, S17e) have the same problems and whether they are worth buying?
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October 21, 2021, 02:39:11 AM
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Hi, I am new to Bitcoin mining.  Someone offered to sell me some Antminer T17e's and S17e's for a good price.  I have read that the 17 series have a lot of quality problems.  I am familiar with PC repair and can give a go at fixing and running these machines. 

Can anyone advise whether these specific models (T17e, S17e) have the same problems and whether they are worth buying?

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1) Good electricity price
2) Asics are very loud
3) Asics are making heat
4) Asics need non dusty space
5) Asics need good air coinditioning space or good air fluctuation
6) Be lucky because this higher hashrate antminers are very bad quality (my friend bought 100 of them brand new directly from bitmain and 25% of them didn't even mine, but started and no claim, only sending back on his costs and then repair on his costs...)

Maybe calculate it more times and also consider bitcoin still going up by tens of percent a year and maybe you will find out it is better to invest money directly rather than mining for maybe 2 years and have less Bitcoin then if you would buy in the very beginning.

I hope I gave you some other/new opinion you came here for Smiley

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October 21, 2021, 02:41:17 AM
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BM 17 series: Expect about 25% failure ...
But being 2nd hand, expect worse.

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October 21, 2021, 09:55:44 AM
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BM 17 series: Expect about 25% failure ...
But being 2nd hand, expect worse.

Thanks for the advice.  Are all the 17 series models equally bad?  I have read some comments that the S17 pro has better build quality and is a reliable machine.  I would really appreciate your opinion on whether that's true.  Many thanks.


Hi,
1) Good electricity price
2) Asics are very loud
3) Asics are making heat
4) Asics need non dusty space
5) Asics need good air coinditioning space or good air fluctuation
6) Be lucky because this higher hashrate antminers are very bad quality (my friend bought 100 of them brand new directly from bitmain and 25% of them didn't even mine, but started and no claim, only sending back on his costs and then repair on his costs...)

Maybe calculate it more times and also consider bitcoin still going up by tens of percent a year and maybe you will find out it is better to invest money directly rather than mining for maybe 2 years and have less Bitcoin then if you would buy in the very beginning.

I hope I gave you some other/new opinion you came here for Smiley

Thanks for your advice.  I am keen to try mining because we have a spare garage that is not being used.  My electricity rate is not super cheap, but it's reasonable around 10 cents per kWh.  Investing in bitcoin is a good option, however, I prefer to grow my volume with mining effort rather than depend on whether Bitcoin price goes up or down.
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October 31, 2021, 04:49:58 AM
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Watch out for the S17 series
I only have 3 S17 Pros, purchased new direct from Bitmain. The went strong for a year and then started having board after board die. They have 3 hashboards each. 7 of the 9 boards have failed and one power supply. In sending out for repair (not easy to find or quick), 2 were determined unrepairable.
If you look on ebay, you will find quite a few non working or partially working units.
My opinion, stay away from S17 series.

Makes me worry about the S19, but just bought one a month ago.

Whatsminers seem to have a pretty solid rep.
I have one M20 I purchased from Whatsminer.net (not .com), that's been a trouble free workhorse for over a couple years now.

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November 01, 2021, 08:05:08 AM
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pretty not recommend,very bad quality,even 30% failure
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