There’s lots of hardware to choose from, ranging from small USB miners to full blades requiring additional power supplies.
Check back for updates as new devices are released.
ASICMiner Block Erupter USB 330MH/s Sapphire Miner
[asa gw_medium_image]B00CUJT7TO[/asa] I got this product because I wanted to learn more about Bitcoin, and I thought it would be a fun hobby. I have not been disappointed. They’re great conversation pieces and it’s fun to watch the green lights go off when one delivers a Bitcoin. I run these through the BitMinter mining application and I think after installing the drivers it took me all of 30 seconds to get hooked up and hashing in the pool. They typically hash 333-335 MH/s when they’re running at full capacity, so better than the advertised 330 MH/s which is great.
The Block Erupter USB series is the second major product of ASICMINER. It serves as a replacement for GPUs. The Block Erupter USB series hash at a rate of 300+ MH/s while drawing only 0.5A (500mA) from the USB port.
“This product is well designed and worked immediately in Ubuntu with BitMinter. They also worked with cgminer. I have two of these and both get around 335 MH/s. They do run hot and if you want them to last you should have a small fan to cool them.”
- Uses a standard powered usb port or hub
- Mines at over 300MH/s and with 3 sticks close to 1GH/s
- 500 – 510 mA (2.5W) With Green LED’s
- Various Colors
- Includes mining tips and software info
Compare that power usage to a Radeon 7850 which can regularly draw 130 watts for the same hash rate! The first mass production batch (sapphire) is here, now! [asa gw_more]B00CUJT7TO[/asa]
ASICMiner Block Erupter USB 336MH/s Sapphire Miner – New Thin Model
[asa gw_medium_image]B00F7CWKYU[/asa] An improved version of the 330MH/s version. Although it’s through-put isn’t that much higher the price is lower. [asa gw_more]B00F7CWKYU[/asa]
Asicminer Block Erupter Blade 10GH/s
[asa gw_medium_image]B00DF91K98[/asa] The hashing unit, the power module, and the ethernet controller are now integrated into one board, resulting in a more compact design with higher computation density. Besides the original power connector, the plug-able gold fingers are added to the blade.
A mate bought a single blade and backplane to test out this setup vs buying a cube. He was up and running in under 10minutes, has been consistent in results for the past week. He bought a couple more with very fast delivery from Jones Gear.
My mate’s entire farm is built up from them. The blades in his mining farm have been running during the last two months. From experience, they are stable and robust. Being ASICs they are state-of-the-art, as they say.
You get all the following features with the blade.
- ASIC-Powered Efficiency Each blade consists of 32 hashing chips.
- It has a speed of 10GHash/s, the rated speed of 10.752GHash/s (fixed clock speed).
- The power consumption is 83Watts per blade in room temperature on rated clock and voltage.
- Mines bitcoins at 10GH/s
- Version 2 Block Erupter Blade from ASICMiner
NOTE: These are not plug-and-play devices. They require a separate power source, power connector, Ethernet connection, and sometimes (I’m told) a local mining proxy. [asa gw_more]B00DF91K98[/asa]