Best farming hardware

Another possible development in storage (but a bit more in the future):


Did you see the location in the press release?

Irvine, CA, March 19, 2018 - Nimbus Data, a pioneer in flash memory solutions, today announced the ExaDrive® DC100, the largest capacity (100 terabytes) solid state drive (SSD) ever produced. Featuring more than 3x the capacity of the closest competitor, the ExaDrive DC100 also draws 85% less power per terabyte (TB). These inn…”


Déjà vu:


I live in Southern California and that is just up a freeway about 60 miles form me.
They have a great Movie Theater there :slight_smile:

Just a simple question, we can already farm with the alpha version of MaidSafe? And so farmer MAID and not safecoins? If yes, what’s the actual average ? :thinking:

No, farming won’t be possible until alpha 4 or 5, and that will only be with test Safecoin.

Real Safecoin will not be until beta.


Thank you for the answer. By then, the technology will have progressed well. No need to worry about that now :slight_smile:

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Sorry for the late reply. I was thinking something along these lines. SAFENODE


It seems to me that a NAS or home media type server will be already optimally designed.

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A nice simple app to run on a synology/qnap/freenas box would be perfect!

Easy install, local storage, low (ish) power…



I have an Odroid HC2 running now for the community network.
I think it’s great for the SAFE Network. It’s more powerful than a Raspberry and is has an aluminium dock for a 3.5 SATA hdd that acts as a passive cooler as well.


Pine64 will also be one to watch, I think.

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I deep checked all options and Ondroid-HC2 looks very promising also for me. It has not best support and prices in Europe, but it is doing exactly what vault should do.

Nice product, shocking customer service. Never got my full rewards from their kickstarter campaign and very little response from them.


Are you interested in making and selling me one?

I like Odroid, still have my earlier ones, but next time I will look at open source hardware first.

See @Jonas’ post:


For those with slightly deeper pockets than the $150 mark I generally track, but still caring about hardware being Open Source (i.e. not “open to some llittle extend just enought to attract buyers” but OSHW certified!), I dearly recommend considering the $199 Helios:

I believe it is the only available OSHW certified board using ECC memory chips.


I can help setting it up with a complete idiot guide :wink:
A basic setup (for testing) is not that difficult, and you need to gain some experience with it, because you probably want to use the device for the next Alpha tests as well. So you need to reinstall it yourself anyway. Having a good guide +some experience is better then.

But ordering is actually the most difficult part, because there are not many resellers:
And shipping from Hardkernel (South Korea) is quite expensive, you need to order at least 2 devices for a decent price per unit. + you have to pay customs.


Just thought id leave this here for anyone still interested in low power/cost hardware solutions for farming.

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Maybe some interesting ones in this list:

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