Plotting 8Tb WD external drive....wish me luck



  • I formatted to NTFS (64k allocations)... ✔️️
    Ran wallet as administrator .....✔️️
    Decided to plot 100% (7.2tb) in one plot with my CPU.....✔️️
    3 Hours in and still at 1%.....✔️️

    Will update when done ....(maybe 3 days or so .. haha)

    Can/should I mine or wait till it is done?

    Happy Bursting!

    EDIT

    8tb Western Digital HDD is brand new from newegg @ 209USD after 10% off coupon

    system specs:
    0_1487220888475_upload-7c1e2259-eeba-45d9-a76d-4e20231e538c 0_1487221655757_upload-be0e1f80-c3c5-4f83-acb1-092eefe8a456 MINER-1 is the drive being plotted.

    Have changed from whole drive plot to multiple smaller plots

    Already mining on 1.1TB i plan to make this 8.3TB (1.1tb + 7.2tb) in total farm me about 15k BURST/month.
    0_1487221375650_upload-890ec439-0213-4976-9d60-9225728cb32c

    PURPOSE
    To provide another reference for someone like me who is just now getting into mining Burst, gain feedback from the community and provide feedback to others.



  • instead i prefer many small plots if you disconnect in between you have to start from start goodluck



  • it ll take aprox next 12 days it should not be interupted in between take care of it~



  • @darindarin you could mine other plots while plotting the new drive. The best thing about plotting is that it only needs to be done once, (if done correctly that is). It does take time, but you can use the time wisely to research which assets you are going to buy or research which casino you are going to spend it all in. Welcome to the Burst community.



  • Good Luck!



  • I have several of these drives that ive plotted. My main miner is an older machine, and those drives (on it) tend to take about a week to plot! Not because of the drives, but because of how old my miner is (first gen I7) Good luck. I have 2 more I need to get plotted atm. Also there isnt an issue mining while plotting I do it all the time.



  • UPDATE After 12 hours it only moved to 3%
    I deleted the plot and started over . I decided to do 2TB at a time. after nearly 20 hours I am at 60% done through the first plot.
    I AM EXCITED


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    @darindarin screenshot pls



  • having difficult time using the pc that is plotting at the moment but took this screenshot in anticipation of the updated post a few hours earlier.
    0_1487218613136_upload-c0828aae-9082-48ac-981e-808193f84453 @Blago



  • i feel bad even trying but managed to get the miner to pop up for this screen shot just now.. i figure the error is the plot im currently working on.
    0_1487218915495_upload-51d78d62-8302-4e4b-bf69-4e29d3e6442d



  • yea your only seeing that error because your are plotting while mining



  • @Stillicide guess i will stop mining when plot is finished and restart it to include this file when i begin the next 2tb plot size



  • @darindarin no need to restart miner the plot file is already known to the miner, hence the error opening the file.



  • @iKnow0 even better! thanks for the insight



  • You will see errors of files that are currently being plotted. You will also have to restart the miner AFTER the plotted file is finished for it to be included in the mining process. Congrats though, the 8TB WD drives are nice, and work great for BURST.


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    @tomahawkeer Nope, the miner knows about it, as soon as the plotter unlocks it'll be used for mining.



  • @tomahawkeer i am at work and checked in via teamviewer to see the errors dissapeared.. i will probably reboot entire computer when i get back before i start to plot again..



  • okay i lied.. i started plotting again remotely.. im so savage i couldnt help it. who needs a reboot..!?

    @haitch should i reboot miner to include the new plot i am working on now or is it not worth it.
    the one with errors no longer gives errors as the plotter "releases memory" it looks like it is finding deadlines and mining well.. should i reboot miner to include the newest file and get the errors until its done again?



  • @darindarin said in Plotting 8Tb WD external drive....wish me luck:

    okay i lied.. i started plotting again remotely.. im so savage i couldnt help it. who needs a reboot..!?

    @haitch should i reboot miner to include the new plot i am working on now or is it not worth it.
    the one with errors no longer gives errors as the plotter "releases memory" it looks like it is finding deadlines and mining well.. should i reboot miner to include the newest file and get the errors until its done again?

    The miner seemed to pick up the new plot with new errors..the allocated size of the file has not shown in the pool but i am not concerned.



  • @darindarin I purchased the same drive. Due to arrive today.
    I was told to use the Xplotter in software section??
    Please keep us posted. I will be trying the same later today.
    Thanks


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