RockMiner R-BOX 32 gh
RockMiner R-BOX 32 gh/s Bitcoin Miner With ASICMiner BE200 ASIC Chips
Wij have seen several fresh Bitcoin/SHA-256 miners come out spil well spil announcements of slew more to come spil well. One miner that has come out recently is the RockMiner R-Box. It is a 32+ gh/s miner built using ASICMiner’s Gen Three 40nm BE200 chip ter a puny Orb type package. This smaller unit is an arousing development spil the original Block Eruptor wasgoed a large, power sucking space heater. The original Block eruptor worked well, but this is an excellent improvement ter both power consumption, vertoning and relative fever generation.
Power consumption: 40-50W Note it uses a Two.5mm 12V power connection
Chip: ASICMiner’s Gen Trio 40nm BE200
Miner Dimensions: 90mm(L)x90mm(W)x70mm(H)
My luck is holding te the shipment department. For this review, I purchased two units from ASICPuppy.com webstek run by the Bitcoin community’s own CrazyGuy from BitcoinTalk. I also after attempting to buy more from RockMiner’s webstek ended up te voeling with Alex of RockMiner who had Matt from
R-Box 32 gh/s Te A Block Eruptor Case
Minersource send mij two more. Both shipments arrived quickly and ter excellent form. Nothing wasgoed hammered up or cracked. I want to thank all of them spil the community has gotten behind their projects, and Rockminer, Minersource have gotten behind the community. Also, I want to thank them for making this review possible. I have an vraaggesprek with CrazyGuy that will be found ter this review spil well. Matt and Dan from Minersource.netwerken have an vraaggesprek that will be published at the beginning of July.
The R-Box is about the size of a Five chip Gridseed Orb miner. The R-Box is so petite you could gezond a duo of them ter an old Block eruptor case with slagroom for a Raspberry Pi to run them. The ventilatoren on the unit are very quiet and less noisy than a Gridseed unit. Primarily, you had to use a custom-built cgminer to run them. GrazyGuy has a good optimized version to use that he made. It has a elementary installer for windows that will help many people fresh to mining. At this time tho’ BFGMiner, MultiMiner and the main branch of cgminer all support the R-Box.
Setup is quick and plain. If using MultiMiner with BFGMiner, it uses the default Sil-Labs drivers. If using cgminer just use zadig to install the driver.
I voorwaarde say here during my initial setup I had a massive problem getting my units to run. The problem turned out to be my power connection not seating correctly. CrazyGuy is utterly helpful checking a slew of things it could be with mij before I found the liberate speld on my ATX power cable (LOL).
The miners quickly come up to speed and run around 29 to 34 gh/s on default frequency settings. Ter testing, I used BTCGuild. The R-Box runs at default frequency at 33 gh/s poolside. MultiMiner detected the R-Box very lightly, and I chose to mine Bitcoin. At very first I had some problems with the miners stopping mining. I used the restart suspect miners function built into MultiMiner, and they behave decently.
With each R-Box only drawing 40 watts at 33 gh/s, there is slew of slagroom to shove them higher. Temps were low enough that at total speed they are only warm ter the arm. The best orientation for them is on their side it lowers the temps by about 8 degrees c. A BlackArrow ATX-DC breakout houtvezelplaat can
BlackArrow ATX -DC Breakout Houtvezelplaat and Custom-made Strongbow Case
power up to ten of the R-Boxes. Strongbow custom-made cases make them safe to treat by covering the exposed acute pins that normally could cause a jolt. I normally do not mention the breakout boards due to the open pins. With this case I am able to mention it spil it makes it much safer for people to use. Thanks MStrongbow for addressing this kwestie with your line of cases.
The R-Boxes are even less noisy than the Five chip Gridseed Orbs were. The lower noise and low warmth output is a nice switch spil the original 30 gh/s Block Eruptor wasgoed a hot, noisy mess that at times wasgoed a fire hazard.
I wasgoed able to speak with CrazyGuy of ASICPuppy about the R-Box spil well. Because the R-Box from Rockminer is a fresh manufacturer the community indeed stepped to the plate to help get them out to the mining community.
Could you tell mij if you know about choosing AMT chips and how the vormgeving and integration of the houtvezelplaat went beyond what I could find ter the thread?
CG: I can’t speak to Rockminer’s decision making process, but I can say that Rockxie wasgoed one of AMs top distributors ter China. Friedcat is a bit of a mysterious fellow, yet he wasgoed always fair about delivery dates and specs. It’s no verrassing to mij that Rockxie would proceed this relationship spil he moved into the manufacturing business.
R-Boxes Running On BTCGuild te MultiMiner
Your group buy has bot going fairly well from the looks of it. How difficult has price pressure bot with price drops happening fairly quickly?
CG: Bitcoin mining hardware depreciates te value swifter than any other electronic device on the planet. Every day not mining is a payout missed, and consumers realize this. Competition is harsh, and reselling mining hardware can be strained at times, but I aim to provide the best practice possible to my customers, and I hope that separates mij from my competitors.
The R-Box is a excellent miner to help introduce people to mining. What other advantages do you see it having?
CG: I think the R-BOX is a good device for those learning about mining and wanting something more than a 2-3gh/s usb stick. Not everyone is interested te having a bunch of high powered machines making noise around their house.
My hope is that some buyers are solo mining with their R-BOX. 5k R-BOX units spread across the world are a healthy alternative to one individual running 150 th/s ter an abandoned warehouse.
I entirely agree that mining should be more decentralized and back ter more forearms instead of those of a few. Solo mining should be a joy endeavor on the R-Box that is for sure.
How has Bitcoin switched your life?
CG: The world is packed with chance, and sometimes it takes a revolutionary medium like Bitcoin to expose it. I have never connected with so many people from different walks of life, countries, and cultures. All this has bot made possible by a universal currency that makes it utterly effortless to exchange goods and services.
What are your plans for your company that you are ready to speak about now? I know you have a fresh webstek up. Do you project on selling other products spil well??
CG: I’m te voeling with numerous vendors and hope to have fresh products up for sale soon.
Do you have an idea when the larger versions of thesis miners will become available? I have seen the Blade type demo.
CG: The Rocket Opbergruimte is Rockminer’s next device scheduled for late June. The specs are still being worked on, but it is expected to be somewhere inbetween 450 gh/s and around 1.1 watt vanaf gh.
Do you have anything specific you would like to say or add?
CG: Keep up the good work!
Thanks CrazyGuy I appreciate your time and insight.
The R-Box is a fine little miner that brings and ease of use with MultiMiner or CrazyGuys custom-built cgminer software. While only using harshly 40 watts depending on the speed you run them at they are a much more power efficient unit than its predecessor. The R-Box is a superb miner to get people into mining. The price could be a bit lower to make the ROI a bit lighter. The build quality is excellent with the quiet fan and well setup heatsink vormgeving.
I recommend this miner to those looking to commence out and learn about mining spil well spil advanced miners who like to have the newest miners and chips to test out. ASICMiner’s Gen Three 40nm BE200 is quick and reliable. Rockminer has excellent support spil well. While ordering from their webstek, I had a glitch. Alex contacted mij instantly and got it stationary the punt spil well spil answered my questions. I will be following up with an vraaggesprek of Alex from Rockminer.