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Up to 64 TB DAS required for Mining CHIA

> Create plots using a fast CPU and SSD    > Transfer plots to a high-capacity HDD    > Leave your hard-drive running while Chia harvests

What is Chia?

Chia is a cryptocurrency built on blockchain technology. It offers a decentralised transaction system similar to Bitcoin, Ethereum and other coins.

The difference with Chia is how it validates those transactions. Bitcoin requires a high amount of processing power and energy to validate a block of transactions. Chia solves Bitcoin's energy problem by validating transactions using storage space, which requires far less energy and computing resources.

Chia mining relies on storage, not GPU power.

What is Chia Mining?
What's needed to do Chia Mining

What will I need?

Mining Chia is different from Bitcoin. For a Chia mining system, you'll need:

  • A computer with a good CPU (for making plots)
  • A fast SSD for temporary storage of plots
  • High-capacity HDDs for storing plots 

This means you don't need a graphics card running 24/7, or a super beefy computer. 

We'll explain more below.

Get started with Chia mining

Step 1:

Get your PC ready

Computers for Chia Mining

Step 2:

Choose a storage solution

NAS or DAS for Chia Mining

Step 3:

Select your storage capacity

Hard Drives for Chia Mining

Get your PC ready

You don't need a powerful PC to harvest Chia, but a faster computer will speed up the rate at which Chia plots are created.

CPU

A higher-end CPU will dramatically speed up plot creation time. You need plots to start harvesting. An Intel Core i9 or Ryzen 9 with lots of cores is a good start, but a slower CPU will work fine too (it will just create plots slower).

RAM

While RAM isn't a crucial factor in Chia harvesting, you don't want to have too little. As long as you have over 16 gigabytes, you should be set.

M.2 SSD (or SATA)

A fast m.2 NVMe SSD with a fast write speed will be the most efficient at creating Chia plots, followed by a SATA SSD. We recommend getting an NVMe SSD if you can.

A fast CPU and SSD will speed up Chia plot creation.

How to get your PC ready to do the mining process

CPU    |    RAM    |    M.2 SSD    |    SATA SSD

(An M.2 SSD will be better than a SATA SSD)

Choose a storage solution

Chia harvesting requires a lot of storage to hold your plots. The more storage you have, the better. 

You have three options when it comes to choosing your Chia storage.

External HDD

You can use any external USB hard-drive as storage for your Chia plots. They're easy to get started with, but don't hold as much storage and offer less expandability compared to some other options.

Internal hard-drive

Another option is using the internal storage of your PC. You can store plots on your existing hard-drive, or install a new one. The downside is that PCs only have limited SATA and m.2 ports, so you can't install too many.

Direct Attached Storage (DAS)

For serious Chia plotters, we recommend a Direct Attached Storage solution. A DAS system allows you to rapidly expand your storage capacity. It connects multiple hard-drives to your computer through one USB port. 

You can also configure the drives in a RAID or JBOD partition, backing up your plots or allowing you to use maximum capacity depending on your needs.

Select your storage capacity

You'll need a heap of storage to hold al your Chia plots. While we recommended a fast NVMe SSD for creating plots, we suggest traditional hard-drives for storing plots.

Does storage speed matter?

After you've created plots, no. You just need a lot of storage capacity to hold your plots. But in terms of making the plots on your PC - you'll want a fast SSD.

How much storage do I need?

The more the better. If you're planning on harvesting Chia long-term, you'll quickly fill up your hard-drives with plots.

If you can afford it, high-capacity mechanical hard-drives are the way to go.

Select your storage capacity

You'll need a heap of storage to hold al your Chia plots. While we recommended a fast NVMe SSD for creating plots, we suggest traditional hard-drives for storing plots.

Does storage speed matter?

After you've created plots, no. You just need a lot of storage capacity to hold your plots. But in terms of making the plots on your PC - you'll want a fast SSD.

How much storage do I need?

The more the better. If you're planning on harvesting Chia long-term, you'll quickly fill up your hard-drives with plots.

If you can afford it, high-capacity mechanical hard-drives are the way to go.

Start mining Chia!

Start mining Chia!

Hooray! You've got the hardware out of the way, and now is the time to start harvesting Chia and wait for the green dough to roll into your bank account.

It's relatively simple to get started with Chia mining.

1. Download the Chia Blockchain application

You can find applications for Windows, macOS and Linux from the official Chia website.

2. Create your key, and begin plotting

A key is an identifier which marks you as the owner of the Chia plots. The app will generate one for you, and you can begin making a plot using your PC and your hard-drive. The smallest plot starts at around 100GB.

3. Once a plot is created, start harvesting

After you've generated a plot, you can store it somewhere while it begins harvesting. It's a bit like playing bingo - so the more plots you have, the greater odds you have of generating Chia.

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Start mining Chia!

Hooray! You've got the hardware out of the way, and now is the time to start harvesting Chia and wait for the green dough to roll into your bank account.

It's relatively simple to get started with Chia mining.

1. Download the Chia Blockchain application

You can find applications for Windows, macOS and Linux from the official Chia website.

2. Create your key, and begin plotting

A key is an identifier which marks you as the owner of the Chia plots. The app will generate one for you, and you can begin making a plot using your PC and your hard-drive. The smallest plot starts at around 100GB.

3. Once a plot is created, start harvesting

After you've generated a plot, you can store it somewhere while it begins harvesting. It's a bit like playing bingo - so the more plots you have, the greater odds you have of generating Chia.

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