Posts Categorized: Experiments

Optimizing Effective Capacity Test #2

After 24 hours, it looks like my Effective Capacity has actually gone down slightly. The previous screenshot from 24 hours ago had an Effective Capacity of 13.7834 TB. Currently, after my slight Target Deadline tweak, it shows 13.3888 TB. I peeked at it about 11 hours into the test and it was showing close to 15 TB, so I had high hopes.. but it looks like I’m actually down 3.9% from yesterday. So, the next… Read more »

What Is Effective Capacity, And How To Improve It?

Cryptoguru Screen Shot

I’ve been mining for a few days now 24/7 on my ODROID-XU4 (article coming soon) setup with two 8TB drives and my Effective Capacity has been knocking around a little bit between 12TB and 14TB. That means that I’m earning between 75-87.5% of my potential BURST from my historical contribution. Historical share is calculated as: historicalShare = minerPlotSize / poolPlotSize So you can see from this, the larger your minerPlotSize, the greater the payout. Thus… Read more »

The Western Digital My Book 8TB is Plotted!

Tortoise (Seagate) vs. Hare (Western Digital)

The results are in when it comes to the Western Digital My Book 8TB vs. the Seagate 8TB Expansion Drive. And the winner is… The Western Digital by a landslide! It turns out this wasn’t even a close race. The Seagate was done in chunks for testing, but it ended up being around 190 total hours plotting the full 8TB. The Western Digital finished up in just 30 hours, 11 minutes. The difference there is… Read more »

Creating an ROI Calculator

The more research I do into Burstcoin, the more excited I am about it’s future, but I’m also a bit skeptical about being able to make any actual returns on mining… unless there are some changes in either value to USD or the network difficulty (netdiff) comes down. Viewing the graph over on the website, you’ll notice that there was a huge spike in network size, starting around April of last year (2017). This… Read more »

Plotting with TurboPlotter 9000

Turbo Plotter 9000 Screen

My headaches with the Seagate taking an insanely long time to plot led me to search around for something that could possibly speed the process up. Doing a little research on the forums led me to TurboPlotter 9000. You can find it over at Another option would be the gpuPlotGenerator on Github. I found some information that made it sound like creating an un-optimized plot first with the gpuPlotGenerator and then optimizing it afterwards would… Read more »