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Will This ASIC Bitcoin Miner Actually Mine?
In today’s video, we got our hands on a Bitcoin ASIC miner, and the question is, will it actually mine? Well, as the title says, will this ASIC Bitcoin miner actually mine? Now, let me give you some context here.
Getting our Hands on a Bitmain Antminer S19j Pro
A few weeks ago, we got our hands on a Bitmain Antminer S19j Pro from the team over at Wadom. If you’re curious about Wadum, they are a complete Bitcoin mining solutions provider and the largest distributor of Bitcoin mining equipment in the United States. Wadom is your one-stop-shop for everything ASIC mining.
Our Experience with the Antminer S19j Pro
Several months back, we got our hands on an S19j Pro, and a few weeks ago, we actually had a problem with it. It caught on fire, and it was nuts. If you’re interested in those videos, there’s a link in the upper right-hand corner and down below to those videos and the follow-up videos breaking down and looking at the hashboard and exactly what we physically could see.
Fast forward to when we sent that out to Wadom, their customer service took care of us, and we received a replacement unit. The replacement unit they sent us was an S19j Pro 100 TH/s model. This unit definitely had some wear and tear but was still expected to be functional.
Testing the Loaner S19j Pro
To test the S19j Pro loaner unit, we connected it to our PDU using two C13-to-C14 cables and turned it on. It’s crucial to note that these units can get very loud due to the fans cooling the system.
Configuring the Bitmain Antminer
If you have never configured a Bitmain Antminer, there is a step-by-step guide on it to help you get it set up; there is a link down below and in the upper right-hand corner.
Once our loaner unit was up and running, it was hashing at about 100 TH/s. We then updated the firmware to the latest version from May 2022, and it started hashing upwards of 103 TH/s, which is great.
However, when we tried to change the fan speed to 50% to reduce the noise, the unit stopped mining. After a factory reset and reconfiguration, it was back up and running smoothly.
Next Steps and Future Plans
We plan to move the S19j Pro into our shed and add proper intake and exhaust systems to keep the temperatures stable. In addition, we’re currently evaluating whether the unit’s fans should remain on or off, given that we will be using inline fans on both sides of the unit.
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In conclusion, we are thrilled to see that the loaner S19j Pro works, and we can continue mining Bitcoin during the bear market. If you enjoyed this video, give it a thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe. Happy mining!