It is a little noisy, but I am running it in the basement so it doesn t bother anyone. So after nearly 100 days of mining with the block erupters, I m sitting at <-$91. I hope to keep the temperature of the miner as low as possible using this method. – David Schwartz Nov 13 13 at 2:53 I guess you could mine other coins with this though. Here s the breakdown as of today: 4xUSB erupters @$14. – Vincent P Dec 20 13 at 11:27 add a comment | up vote 1 down vote Realizing I m very tardy to this post, I d like to throw out this update for those currently googling this question. 1 But there are other SHA512 coins, like namecoin, peercoin, devcoin, freicoin, terracoin.
Instead I have found a small USB fan I bought previously that I can use here. conf Then to run cgminer, but note that you have to be root in order for Ubuntu to recognize the USB miner, so sudo cgminer --config yourconfig. Also I noticed that (at least when plugged into my laptop) the miner heats up even when I am not mining with it, LED lighting. While practically it can run off from 5V DC, the airflow will be severely limited. Background: I purchased 4 erupters back in November 2013- just to run beside my 4x5970s and 3x7950s, it was an experiment and at the time I was pretty new to mining in general. Rather invest in big group buys, or convert to scrypt. Although I doubt that the Block Erupter would live too long if running extensively without some cooling measures.
At the current BTC/USD exchange rate of $578. As a footnote I noticed that when operating the miner from a USB port on my laptop it heats up much faster than when powering it via an USB hub. However, a CPU fan requires a separate 12V DC power supply.TRON.. 4Gh/s with these USB erupters, peaking at 2. .RaiBlocks.Syscoin. Byteball Bytes.