Bitcoin Forum
October 19, 2017, 06:58:02 PM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.0.1  [Torrent]. (New!)
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 [24] 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 »
  Print  
Author Topic: [ANN] Bi•Fury | 5 GH/s USB Miner [IN STOCK!] {SALE !}  (Read 302833 times)
This is a self-moderated topic. If you do not want to be moderated by the person who started this topic, create a new topic.
smoothrunnings
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560


View Profile
January 03, 2014, 05:34:53 PM
 #461

When 3TH/s costs $10k USD I don't think anyone will be buying your 500GH/s worth of BiFury for $28,000 USD.

 



According to NIST and ECRYPT II, the cryptographic algorithms used in Bitcoin are expected to be strong until at least 2030. (After that, it will not be too difficult to transition to different algorithms.)
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1508439482
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1508439482

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1508439482
Reply with quote  #2

1508439482
Report to moderator
1508439482
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1508439482

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1508439482
Reply with quote  #2

1508439482
Report to moderator
tokona
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 110


View Profile WWW
January 03, 2014, 05:47:14 PM
 #462

So got it working, a orico A3H10 usb Hub and usb fan + new firmware.

Question the red light is blinking, is that because its getting accepted blocks for the pool?
And its running att 4.8 GH how can i crank it up?
And whats Best Intensity Settings?
There's no such thing as intensity for these devices or anything in current cgminer code. The only thing that will happen is they'll run slower if it runs too hot with the current cgminer code throttling it, but if you have a fan on it that should never happen.
Ok thanks, but i use bfg i had problems finding the fury in CG

BFG has some tweakable settings for the Bi*fury... hit M to manage the device, then highlight your Bi*Fury on the list.  From there you can change the "Oscillator bits" by hitting O.  Default is 54.  I tried other values but for mine, it seems to like the default value just fine.
I did see that. thanks. But i have no idea what Oscillator bits is.

jedimstr
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 784



View Profile
January 03, 2014, 06:10:30 PM
 #463

So got it working, a orico A3H10 usb Hub and usb fan + new firmware.

Question the red light is blinking, is that because its getting accepted blocks for the pool?
And its running att 4.8 GH how can i crank it up?
And whats Best Intensity Settings?
There's no such thing as intensity for these devices or anything in current cgminer code. The only thing that will happen is they'll run slower if it runs too hot with the current cgminer code throttling it, but if you have a fan on it that should never happen.
Ok thanks, but i use bfg i had problems finding the fury in CG

BFG has some tweakable settings for the Bi*fury... hit M to manage the device, then highlight your Bi*Fury on the list.  From there you can change the "Oscillator bits" by hitting O.  Default is 54.  I tried other values but for mine, it seems to like the default value just fine.
I did see that. thanks. But i have no idea what Oscillator bits is.

Handles the clock speed of the chips.  Higher bits = potentially faster, but can reduce stability especially if you don't have good active cooling.

For me, any higher than the default caused stability issues.

Also in answer to your other questions above... the red blinky = share accepted.  That's a good thing Wink

And don't worry about the Intensity settings since that's only for GPU and won't be applied to the Bi*fury.

303
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 25


View Profile
January 04, 2014, 02:32:58 AM
 #464

I would be nice if you can put a small switch on it instead of tweezers method.

just use a piece of tinfoil instead and hold it with your thumb while you plug it in. it's much easier.
tokona
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 110


View Profile WWW
January 04, 2014, 06:26:14 AM
 #465

So got it working, a orico A3H10 usb Hub and usb fan + new firmware.

Question the red light is blinking, is that because its getting accepted blocks for the pool?
And its running att 4.8 GH how can i crank it up?
And whats Best Intensity Settings?
There's no such thing as intensity for these devices or anything in current cgminer code. The only thing that will happen is they'll run slower if it runs too hot with the current cgminer code throttling it, but if you have a fan on it that should never happen.
Ok thanks, but i use bfg i had problems finding the fury in CG

BFG has some tweakable settings for the Bi*fury... hit M to manage the device, then highlight your Bi*Fury on the list.  From there you can change the "Oscillator bits" by hitting O.  Default is 54.  I tried other values but for mine, it seems to like the default value just fine.
I did see that. thanks. But i have no idea what Oscillator bits is.

Handles the clock speed of the chips.  Higher bits = potentially faster, but can reduce stability especially if you don't have good active cooling.

For me, any higher than the default caused stability issues.

Also in answer to your other questions above... the red blinky = share accepted.  That's a good thing Wink

And don't worry about the Intensity settings since that's only for GPU and won't be applied to the Bi*fury.
Thanks, the fury is on 5.14 GH/s. it was just getting started when it was slower. I will see if i will try the Oscillator.

303
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 25


View Profile
January 05, 2014, 03:20:21 AM
 #466

OMG SUCCESS ON MAC! 4.8 Gh/s! I'm so excited  Cheesy

Ok, here's what you need to do. CScape it wouldn't hurt if you throw jedimstr and me some thanks (cough another bifury cough) for debugging this for you and your mac users.  Grin

To update firmware on Mac:
1. short the jumpers on your bi•fury and plug it in
2. Close all finder windows (just to be safe)
3. Open terminal, cd /Volumes/CRP\ DISABLD/
4. rm firmware.bin
5. curl -R -O --ssl http://c-scape.nl/bi-fury/firmware.bin (this downloads the firmware and leaves the modified date intact)
6. type diskutil list and note which disk# is used by CRP DISABLD, let's call this N (as in "diskN")
7. diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN where N is that # you just recorded
8. unplug and plug back in. The light will turn on then off again

To get it running in cgminer now:
1. sudo cgminer -o yourpool -u username -p pass — that's all, and thanks jedimstr for the sudo tip!

To thank 303 and jedimstr for helping you
303: BTC 1H9ygsQ19qfW6iEqc8irEPhzzd7tAMWzQn
jedimstr: BTC 1Gh4jRoqQNodvwWd74Y3VbpNamYmvdhwTn

Here's why downloading firmware on a mac and dragging it to the drive doesn't work:

Mac OS X / Chrome download does two things that mess with the file:
1. Mac OS X adds extended attributes (xattr list firmware.bin) to the file, one of which is a quarantine check.
2. Mac OS X modifies the date of the file (I'm not sure if this messes with it, but everything seems to go smoothly when I adjust for this with -R in curl)

What was happening was that the device didn't like this file and would overwrite it with its default firmware.bin, throwing us in a loop.

I also add this instruction to our support site Smiley Thank You again!

Felipeo: Gladly! I updated my instructions to make sure the user unloads the USB modem drivers (for use with cgminer):

sudo kextunload -b com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCDC
sudo kextunload -b com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCDCACMData
FalconFly
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 252

Sentinel


View Profile
January 05, 2014, 11:47:03 AM
 #467

I was less lucky with mine so far...

After many attempts and multiple EMails with support, I was finally able to update my defective device with the latest firmware.
Unfortunately, it did not change a thing - my BiFury still sits at 0 GHashes/sec in all recent cgminer versions Sad

This forum signature is like its owner - it can't be bought
tankmann
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 6


View Profile
January 07, 2014, 01:11:08 PM
 #468

Hey,

I have a question about hardware errors. I have 3 BIF running under ubuntu / bfg 3.9 with 15 BEEs...
The hardware issues are droping the performance, here is an extract after running for 22 hours. Any ideas whats up? Couldn't be temperature and it is plugged into a 10 port USB 3.0 hub with 7 BEEs... Had the same data when they were in the same hub with 3 BEEs.

3.9 % is okay IMO, but 11% and 15% are too high? Using default settings (no changes to the Oscillator bits).

Thanks

Code:
bfgminer version 3.9.0 - Started: [2014-01-06 16:02:04] - [  0 days 22:04:57]                                                                                                         
 Connected to eu-stratum-lb489kj.btcguild.com diff 16 with stratum as user XXX
 Block: ...ccf74b16 #279120  Diff:1.42G (10.15Ph/s)  Started: [14:02:35]
 ST:7  F:0  NB:178  AS:0  BW:[ 52/ 36 B/s]  E:106.00  I:  292uBTC/hr  BS:652k
 18/21  56.8C | 23.17/21.64/19.75Gh/s | A:23027 R:133+0(.54%) HW:31035/7.8%
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
.
.
.
 BEE14:       | 336.0/335.8/338.8Mh/s | A:  368 R:  0+0(none) HW:   21/.33%
 BEE15:       | 336.0/336.0/328.3Mh/s | A:  381 R:  1+0(.26%) HW:   36/.59%
 BIF 0: 47.1C |  5.37/ 5.37/ 5.12Gh/s | A: 5997 R: 44+0(.68%) HW: 3907/3.9%
 BIF 1: 55.6C |  5.63/ 5.62/ 4.95Gh/s | A: 5838 R: 36+0(.59%) HW:11259/ 11%
 BIF 2: 56.8C |  5.59/ 5.59/ 4.68Gh/s | A: 5454 R: 32+0(.52%) HW:15431/ 15%
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
chek2fire
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1400


Ιntergalactic Conciliator


View Profile
January 07, 2014, 02:06:25 PM
 #469

In my case i am very happy with my new bifury. It just arrive i have plugged to my system and recognized without any problem from the last version of cgminer. I am in europe and has very fast delivery with ups. I like to say gz to the team of bifure for the very good quality of the usb. Keep the good work guys Smiley

thedue
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Activity: 507


View Profile
January 07, 2014, 10:45:20 PM
 #470

Filip, this isn´t cool anymore...

#1014
Should have been sent to me for 3 times now regarding your emails!

on monday - 6th of jan
you personally promised me that it will be shipped today (7th), together with my last order #1048 + that you`ll send it express instead of UPS standard because it took so long.

well... this is the third time that I got an ups label that is still on "ready to ship" and as the last times: UPS standard ..
I talked to UPS and they told me that they havn´t received anything from you so far for this label..

---

I really can´t understand this because my first order was sent pretty quick and everything was fine.
So for now I´m asking you right here: what is going wrong?!

303
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 25


View Profile
January 08, 2014, 02:56:20 AM
 #471

Hey,

I have a question about hardware errors. I have 3 BIF running under ubuntu / bfg 3.9 with 15 BEEs...
The hardware issues are droping the performance, here is an extract after running for 22 hours. Any ideas whats up? Couldn't be temperature and it is plugged into a 10 port USB 3.0 hub with 7 BEEs... Had the same data when they were in the same hub with 3 BEEs.

3.9 % is okay IMO, but 11% and 15% are too high? Using default settings (no changes to the Oscillator bits).

Thanks

Code:
bfgminer version 3.9.0 - Started: [2014-01-06 16:02:04] - [  0 days 22:04:57]                                                                                                         
 Connected to eu-stratum-lb489kj.btcguild.com diff 16 with stratum as user XXX
 Block: ...ccf74b16 #279120  Diff:1.42G (10.15Ph/s)  Started: [14:02:35]
 ST:7  F:0  NB:178  AS:0  BW:[ 52/ 36 B/s]  E:106.00  I:  292uBTC/hr  BS:652k
 18/21  56.8C | 23.17/21.64/19.75Gh/s | A:23027 R:133+0(.54%) HW:31035/7.8%
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
.
.
.
 BEE14:       | 336.0/335.8/338.8Mh/s | A:  368 R:  0+0(none) HW:   21/.33%
 BEE15:       | 336.0/336.0/328.3Mh/s | A:  381 R:  1+0(.26%) HW:   36/.59%
 BIF 0: 47.1C |  5.37/ 5.37/ 5.12Gh/s | A: 5997 R: 44+0(.68%) HW: 3907/3.9%
 BIF 1: 55.6C |  5.63/ 5.62/ 4.95Gh/s | A: 5838 R: 36+0(.59%) HW:11259/ 11%
 BIF 2: 56.8C |  5.59/ 5.59/ 4.68Gh/s | A: 5454 R: 32+0(.52%) HW:15431/ 15%
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How are you sure it isn't temperature? Mine is running >10º C less than that. Do you have any fans on the assembly? Before I put one on mine I had failures all the time.
tankmann
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 6


View Profile
January 08, 2014, 11:51:44 AM
 #472

Mh don't think. Re-arranged everything as well as the fans:

Code:
BIF 0: 48.7C |  5.62/ 5.60/ 4.71Gh/s | A:157 R: 5+0(1.2%) HW:263/ 14%
 BIF 1: 42.0C |  5.67/ 5.65/ 5.13Gh/s | A:176 R: 4+1(.99%) HW:185/9.2%
 BIF 2: 39.8C |  5.39/ 5.37/ 5.24Gh/s | A:164 R: 1+1(.52%) HW: 58/3.0%

So it is much cooler now but still the same difference in hardware failures (running 25 minutes now). Have 3 10 port usb 3.0 hubs and 1 bi*fury attached to every hub + 9 BEEs for the rest.
Any other ideas?

Hey,

I have a question about hardware errors. I have 3 BIF running under ubuntu / bfg 3.9 with 15 BEEs...
The hardware issues are droping the performance, here is an extract after running for 22 hours. Any ideas whats up? Couldn't be temperature and it is plugged into a 10 port USB 3.0 hub with 7 BEEs... Had the same data when they were in the same hub with 3 BEEs.

3.9 % is okay IMO, but 11% and 15% are too high? Using default settings (no changes to the Oscillator bits).

Thanks

Code:
bfgminer version 3.9.0 - Started: [2014-01-06 16:02:04] - [  0 days 22:04:57]                                                                                                         
 Connected to eu-stratum-lb489kj.btcguild.com diff 16 with stratum as user XXX
 Block: ...ccf74b16 #279120  Diff:1.42G (10.15Ph/s)  Started: [14:02:35]
 ST:7  F:0  NB:178  AS:0  BW:[ 52/ 36 B/s]  E:106.00  I:  292uBTC/hr  BS:652k
 18/21  56.8C | 23.17/21.64/19.75Gh/s | A:23027 R:133+0(.54%) HW:31035/7.8%
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
.
.
.
 BEE14:       | 336.0/335.8/338.8Mh/s | A:  368 R:  0+0(none) HW:   21/.33%
 BEE15:       | 336.0/336.0/328.3Mh/s | A:  381 R:  1+0(.26%) HW:   36/.59%
 BIF 0: 47.1C |  5.37/ 5.37/ 5.12Gh/s | A: 5997 R: 44+0(.68%) HW: 3907/3.9%
 BIF 1: 55.6C |  5.63/ 5.62/ 4.95Gh/s | A: 5838 R: 36+0(.59%) HW:11259/ 11%
 BIF 2: 56.8C |  5.59/ 5.59/ 4.68Gh/s | A: 5454 R: 32+0(.52%) HW:15431/ 15%
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

How are you sure it isn't temperature? Mine is running >10º C less than that. Do you have any fans on the assembly? Before I put one on mine I had failures all the time.
FalconFly
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 252

Sentinel


View Profile
January 08, 2014, 03:33:23 PM
 #473

I was less lucky with mine so far...

After many attempts and multiple EMails with support, I was finally able to update my defective device with the latest firmware.
Unfortunately, it did not change a thing - my BiFury still sits at 0 GHashes/sec in all recent cgminer versions Sad

As fast as they initially shipped, as slow and "not very useful" their support is.
I'm becoming a pretty unhappy customer now concerning my clearly defective (after 3 weeks of normal operation) device...

This forum signature is like its owner - it can't be bought
thedue
Hero Member
*****
Online Online

Activity: 507


View Profile
January 08, 2014, 09:46:06 PM
 #474

Filip, this isn´t cool anymore...

#1014
Should have been sent to me for 3 times now regarding your emails!

on monday - 6th of jan
you personally promised me that it will be shipped today (7th), together with my last order #1048 + that you`ll send it express instead of UPS standard because it took so long.

well... this is the third time that I got an ups label that is still on "ready to ship" and as the last times: UPS standard ..
I talked to UPS and they told me that they havn´t received anything from you so far for this label..

---

I really can´t understand this because my first order was sent pretty quick and everything was fine.
So for now I´m asking you right here: what is going wrong?!

Seems like my package is on its way now (even 1 day late for the 3 attempt). Would be nice tho if someone would answer my mail.

merv77
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 462


1.21 GIGA WATTS


View Profile
January 09, 2014, 01:11:55 PM
 #475

these are my 9 Bi-Fury USB miners in action. I'm only using USB 2.0 hubs and has been hashing very well from 4.6GH/s to 4.9GH/s  See at pics below.




at first I couldn't get them to work in either bfgminer or cgminer but finally realized that if I run cgminer first and hot plug them into the USB ports one by one then cgminer would recognize them as BitFury.  I don't mind what they are recognized as, as long as they work.  BTW, they are recognized by windows 7 in 'Devices & Printers' as 'Bi-Fury'.
FlensGold
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1288


View Profile
January 09, 2014, 01:21:38 PM
 #476

Is there another way than hot plugging them?

I do it the same way although it is quite annoying to unplug them first and then plug them in one after another.
tokona
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 110


View Profile WWW
January 09, 2014, 02:05:16 PM
 #477

I have a on/off switch on my orico usb hub, and i need to have it on off when starting win7.
And then start the hub after win password login, and then the fury is recognized by win7 and bfgminer.

ManeBjorn
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1064



View Profile
January 11, 2014, 11:28:57 PM
 #478

I have a on/off switch on my orico usb hub, and i need to have it on off when starting win7.
And then start the hub after win password login, and then the fury is recognized by win7 and bfgminer.

Which FTDI drivers did you install??
They have the VCP and the D2XX sets Ii have no idea which to download for the BiFury.

I'm asking now as mine will be here monday I am trying to be set for them.

FalconFly
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 252

Sentinel


View Profile
January 11, 2014, 11:57:50 PM
 #479

Last update on my defective BiFury : I managed to fix it myself

Bad news :

Should you ever need support (RMA) from these guys.... Well forget it, they got your money and will apparently leave you in the cold.
Being very typical for the BTC world, not such a big surprise...
Just remember, once you got your hardware - you're on your own.

-- edit 14 Jan 2014 --
Today, I actually received the long-awaited (now useless) RMA details.
Better late than never, but after all the massive delays I'm better off using the BiFury for as long as works, rather than risk even more time of it gone RMA as it loses value every day.

So their support does exist - it's just painfully slow.
-- edit 14 Jan 2014 --

Good news :

Realizing their support (RMA) is basically non-existent, I took matters in my own hand and was successful (maybe this helps other people as well).

I used the old technique of "baking" the hardware, similar to what can be used to revive some defective Video cards and alike IF the cause of the malfunction is a suspected broken/"cold" solder point anywhere on the device.

I placed the BiFury onto a ceramic kitchen plate into a pre-heated oven and "baked" the entire device at a set 125deg Celsius over a time of 30 Minutes.

This procedure - from a metallurgic point of view - softens a proportion of the soldering compound used to mount and connect the IC's on the PCB.
In case of a broken electrical connection due to such weak/mircofractured solder points, exposure to reasonably high temperature (temporarily acceptable on structural design limits for the PCB or the contained components) over a limited period of time has a chance of closing again otherwise broken electrical interconnects anywhere on the PCB due to microfractures in the soldering compound.

After letting it cool down smoothly (don't actively cool it too quick, as this produces unwanted thermal stress), I placed it into my running cgminer setup and it worked immediately.


Although it's not a guarantee for years of trouble-free operation, it's better than a dead device in the trash (after all, the device will be virtually useless within about a year anyway).
Since I received absolutely 0 useful support from the seller and after a dozen of wasted Support EMails, fixing it myself was the only thing left to try.

This forum signature is like its owner - it can't be bought
tokona
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 110


View Profile WWW
January 12, 2014, 07:54:38 PM
 #480

I have a on/off switch on my orico usb hub, and i need to have it on off when starting win7.
And then start the hub after win password login, and then the fury is recognized by win7 and bfgminer.

Which FTDI drivers did you install??
They have the VCP and the D2XX sets Ii have no idea which to download for the BiFury.

I'm asking now as mine will be here monday I am trying to be set for them.

Only thing i remember when looking at my download is, FTDI CDM Drivers 2.08.30 and the release info say FTDI’s CDM drivers provide both D2XX and VCP functionality through a single driver package on PCs running the following Windows operating systems:
 

Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 [24] 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 »
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!