BTCGarden V1 X2, Dual Units Chaining
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CCN reviewed the BTCGarden AM-V1 310 GH/s Bitcoin ASIC Miner back te August, a dual blade unit. A solid entrant te the SHA-256 miner market that had many upsides like the capability to stack several together. The V1 X2 can run several on one Raspberry Pi spil well spil being a very quiet miner. BTCGarden then took the next step quickly with the introduction of the BTCGarden v1 X2 miner. The V1 X2 updated both the houtvezelplaat spil well spil the packing of four blades into one effortless to stack chassis.
The fresh boards are not fairly spil broad being shorter by Two inches. The V1 is 14″, broad plus the toegevoegd 1″, for the stacking tabs. The specs are toughly the same albeit the power consumption has come down a tick with the houtvezelplaat refinement. The 12″, boards on the V1 X2 permit for the ventilatoren to concentrate the airflow into a tighter path overheen the heatsinks. This setup leads to even better cooling than the V1 spil well.
Specifications: BTCGarden V1 X2 610 gh/s
Chips: 64x ASICMiner Gen3
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Hashrate: 610 gh/s to 620 gh/s
Power Consumption: 620W x2 when stacked for 1240 watts total
Integrated GPIO connection for RPI
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Can connect more that one V1 X2 unit vanaf RPi via houtvezelplaat interface
For this review, wij stacked Two V1 X2s for a 1.Two th/s unit running from one RPi and one EVGA 1300 Watt Supernova PSU and also two Thermaltake 750 Watt PSUs. The boards use the same cable settings from the AM V1 so affixing the reserve blade set is a snap. Just make sure you embark at the top with the RPi embarking on the left connection using the GPIO and the cable going to the next houtvezelplaat going from right to left connectors all the way down the chain.
The shipping gods were again benevolent and the very first of the V1 X2s arrived from Minersource without any harm. The very first BTCGarden V1 that wij had reviewed wasgoed bruised during shipping, so there wasgoed some worry, but with the fresh packing and safe treating it showcased up ter one chunk. The V1 X2 having shorter boards permits for less arch and travel that I believe helps with shipping and stacking. The 2nd V1 X2 wij received from ASICPuppy, and it also arrived with no issues.
The BTCGarden RPi pic has bot updated to permit for controller updates right through the console spil opposed to searing a fresh pic. You loom into the console using 192.168.1.123, from here you set your houtvezelplaat nums, pool informatie and IP address if you wish to switch it. For the V1 X2 you will set the houtvezelplaat nums to Four, for Two of the X2s you will use 8. Merienda setting your houtvezelplaat number is done, and you have entered ter your pool information save and apply, and the miner will commence mining to your pool. The elementary setup makes it a breeze for those fresh to mining to setup and use. The stacked V1 X2 ran at 1.1 th/s to 1.Two th/s with no issues. The ASICMiner Gen Three chip normally has had a 10%+ reject rate. The newest version of BTCGarden’s RPi photo seems to have cut down on this. The promedio reject rate wasgoed under 7% which like the Rockminer T1 and the ASICMiner Tube are steps ter the right direction.
A sturdy PSU voorwaarde be used to stack two of thesis due to the higher power draw of the V1 X2 averaging 1200 to 1260 watts at the wall during my tests. Wij recommend that you use at least two 750 watt gold rated PSUs or higher to run a V1 X2 dual stack, one vanaf four boards. While here I shoved an EVGA 1300 watt PSU to the boundaries, that would lead to failure overheen a brief amount of time.
cgminer Config Console, Two V1 X2s, Houtvezelplaat Nums Set to 8
The four ventilatoren pull air overheen the blades creating an even airflow overheen the heatsinks. Each V1 X2 comes with a piemel that you can waterput on the top to further meteen the air overheen the blades helping to keep them much cooler.
Spil with the V1 dual blade the effortless access to the power connections and RPi connection makes setup a breeze and elementary.
CCN wasgoed able to ask Matt, one of the co-owners of Minersource, some questions on the BTCGarden miners. Minersource has co-location hosting services, so ease of access and use is a vereiste.
Does the stack-able vormgeving and chaining of the BTCGarden miners make for ordinary setups and has this helped ter the co-location and maintenance opzicht of using them?
It does help the te colocation facet, when blades and such diegene, or substituting PSUs, work is very effortless.
What things are you looks for BTC Garden to improve upon te their next revisions? Like Rockminer, BTCGarden has bot very active ter communicating with their customers.
It would be fine if the power consumption were improved, and possibly better density.
Have sales of the BTC Garden bot spil strong spil some of the other miners you carry?
They have bot neck and neck with our S3 and SP31/35 Sales, so very strong.
Minersource is always evolving and switching to meet the swift paced switches that are always happening ter the mining industry what are some things to look forward too?
Wij have bot working with SP-Tech very closely the last few weeks. Now wij provide colocation here te the US for a large number of their customers, spil well spil stocking and selling their broad range of products, like the fresh SP20. Wij Even began carrying a fresh PSU, the HP1200W, just to power the SP20.
The BTCGarden V1 X2 is an excellent miner that can be setup at huis and built upon by lightly adding fresh sections. This same ease of use is fine for large farms spil well. The plain vormgeving lends itself to racks of them with effortless access to the connections and blades for quick setup and servicing. The power consumption could be better, but it is on par with the other ASICMiner Gen Trio chip units out there. The controller software is getting better each revision I am looking forward tho’ to a more sturdy package that can be monitored with different programs like MultiMiner. Right now it cannot be spil the API is netwerken accessible and not setup to permit it.
The BTCGarden V1 X2 miner is certainly one I will be keeping, and wij at CCN are looking forward to their next generation of miners to see what their next evolution is.