Review for Whatsminer D1 Decred Miner

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Review for Whatsminer D1 Decred Miner

Mining devices manufacturer Whatsminer has just released a new model named D1 for Decred mining. Whatsminer DCR is ASIC miner for Blake(14r) Algorithm , it can mine Decred (DCR) at hashrate of 44Th/s(+-6%), Power consumption is 2200w(+-10%).

 

About DCR currency

Decred is a multi-platform digital currency with support for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Easy-to-use wallet apps enable sending, receiving, and mining Decred with just a few clicks.

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Some Details & Currently Network Status

Currency name Decred
In short DCR
Token amount 21 million
Launched in February 2016
Script algorithms PoW+PoS
Algorithm Blake256 r14
Difficulty adjust Every 144 blocks
Currency listed on Binance, Okex, ShapeShift etc.

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Product Specifications

Brand Whatsminer D1
Hash rate 44TH/s ± 5%
Chip 16nm FinFET Compact
PCB board quantity 3
Power consumption 2200w
Efficiency ratio 50W/TH ± 10%
Size 385mm(L) x 155mm(W) x 239mm(H)
Weight 8.55 kg

 

Packaging

  • This is how you will receive the product

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  • Label on the box

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  • Power cable included. Specifications: 3*1.5mm, 10A

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  • This is how the miner looks

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  • The power supply is built on the miner.

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  • Power supply specifications: 2250W,12.5V*180A, 12V*10A; fans: 6.4A

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  • Ports on the miner

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  • When disassembled as in the following picture, we can see the 3 hash boards. Each board has 70 QA5100 chips.

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  • Disassembled miner (Please note, disassembling will void the warranty)

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  • The controller

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Settings

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  • Miner status page

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Change the pool and worker info

  • Step1: Click “Configuration\CGMiner Configuration Logout”, “pool 1”. To take f2pool as an example: stratum+tcp://dcr.f2pool.com:5730
  • Step 2: Change worker info. F2pool supports mining without registering account in the pool. You can use your DCR wallet address as the worker name to mine in the pool.
  • Step 3: Change the password as needed
  • Step 4: Change the backup pool address as needed.

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  • Step 5: Change the IP address (for farm mining, no need to do this step for smaller quantity of miners). Click “Configuration/Interfaces” to enter the page, click “Edit” to set the IP as static IP.

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  • Step 6: After above changes made, click “Status/CGMiner Status” to go back to the status home page, and click “Restart CGMiner”

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Performance Report

  • After turning on, before it starts working, the power consumption is 28w, noise level 77dB, room temperature nearly 20℃

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  • After working for 10 minutes, the noise level raises to around 80 dB, power consumption 2120w.

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  • Temperature at air input is around 20℃, and 35℃ at air output

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  • Temperature of the miner: air input side 21.4℃;body:40℃;end: 33℃;air output side 60℃

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  • Air velocity at the air output is 7.4m/s

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  • Hash speed in f2pool is 48TH/s

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  • 24 hour profit in f2pool: 1.135DCR(on 2018/11/30).
  • Status page of working 24 hours, chip temperature is around 70℃

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Conclusion

  • Built-on power supply makes it easier to install.
  • It is the most powerful DCR miner at the moment. And power efficiency is kept as low as 45W/T.
  • Performance is steady.

 

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