Bitmain Antminer S9 Bitcoin Miner, 0.098 J/GH Power Efficiency, 14TH/s
What people are saying about the Antminer S9
“Powerful, well built, and noisy are how I would describe the S9. I have it powered by an EVGA T2 1600W PSU and this thing is amazing. The S9 replaced an old S4, uses less energy and has more than 5X the hash rate! Do your research, understand the volatility of Bitcoin, and then research some more before getting in to the environment. Happy Hashing!”
Can you use the Bitmain Antminer S9 to get free Bitcoin and other cryptocurrecy?
Yes you can but you’re going to need some of the best Bitcoin mining equipment available if you want to keep up with the blockchain.
What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency also known by its street name BTC.
Think of it more as a digital asset that has value that goes up and down like any other investment….
It’s designed to work a little different since the blockchain uses cryptography to control its creation and management, rather than relying on central authorities.
What is Bitcoin Mining?
Mining Bitcoin is like trying to solve a huge puzzle and when you get one piece in the right place you get a small reward.
Why mine for Bitcoin?
The main reason to buy a computer like the Antminer S9 and mine for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency is to solve blocks in the blockchain and receive free bitcoin as a reward.
Can any computer mine for free Bitcoin?
Yes you can mine for free Bitcoin with your home computer it might just take you several thousand of years if ever since you are competing with dedicated machines like the Antminer S9.
Are there other cyptocurrencies worth mining for?
I guess that all comes down to value and what you want to do with your mining rig time…
Once you have the proper gear and equipment you might consider mining Litecoin for free Litecoin or any of the 1000s of other cryptocurrency available.
What is Litecoin?
Oh you mean LTC. Litecoin is a p2p cryptocurrency very similar to BTC…
So if I get the right mining rig I can get free Bitcoin?
Yes that’s pretty much how it works but you might consider mining in a pool with other Bitcoin miners.
Why mine as part of a mining pool?
Mining as part of a pool or “group” is a way to increase your chances of solving a block and receiving your free bitcoin.
What is the current Bitcoin price?
You will need to head on over to coinbase and check for updated Bitcoin prices there.
What is Coinbase?
Coinbase is a digital currency exchange headquartered in San Francisco, California…
They broker exchanges of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and other digital assets.
What is the blockchain?
People don’t say “the blockchain” they just say blockchain…just a joke….
Blockchain is a public ledger that records bitcoin transactions.
What is Ethereum?
Ethereum is an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featurning smart contract.
What is Ether?
Ether is a cryptocurrency whose blockchain is generated by the Ethereum platform….
Can Ether be transferred between accounts like Bitcoin?
Yes Ether can be transferred between accounts and used to compensate participant mining nodes for computations performed.
I still can’t understand Bitcoin…
The reason most people can’t understand Bitcoins and cyptocurrency is because it’s like learning a whole new language…
Think of Bitcoin like stocks…
The main difference is that you can pay for a cup of coffee with Bitcoin…
You can’t pay for a cup of coffee with your shares of google.
Any more questions??
Will I need a power supply source for my Antminer S9?
Yes something like this…
Power supply unit is not included. Bitmain recommends the APW3 or the APW5 power supply for the AntMiner S9.
REPEAT POWER SUPPLY IS NOT INCLUDED
If you have 220v-264v power, then Bitmain recommends using the APW3++ power supply.
If you have 110v-120v power (standard power outlets in the US), then the following power supplies have been confirmed to work well:
Bitmain’s APW5 -EVGA’s SuperNova 1600G2
What are the AntMiner S9 Specifications?
AntMiner S9 Specifications:
1. Hash Rate: 13.5 TH/s ±5%
2. Power Consumption: 1323W ±10% (at the wall, with APW3++, 93% efficiency, 25C ambient temp)
3. Power Efficiency: 0.098 W/GH ±7%(at the wall, with APW3++, 93% efficiency, 25°C ambient temp)
4. Rated Voltage: 11.60 ~13.00V
5. ASIC Chip: 90 x BM1387
6. Dimensions: 350mm(L)*135mm(W)*158mm(H)
7. Cooling: 2x 12038 fans
8. Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C
9. Network Connection: Ethernet (network cable not included)
10. Default Frequency: 650M
How about some technical information on the AntMiner S9?
|Processor||14 GHz Athlon 2850e|
|RAM||2 GB SDRAM DDR2|
|Hard Drive||4 GB|
What’s the shipping weight?
The AntMiner S9 ships at a little over 11lbs.
I want more technical details.
|Item model number||Antminer S9|
|Item Weight||11 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||13.8 x 5.3 x 6.2 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||13.78 x 5.31 x 6.22 inches|
|Computer Memory Type||SDRAM|
|Hard Drive Interface||Ethernet 100Base-T|
Does the Antminer S9 come with a warranty?
Warranty, Parts:1. A 180-day warranty is provided starting from the shipping date. To avail this warranty a repair ticket must be generated by the customer on Bitmain’s website.
Is there a way to void the warranty?
Overclocking the miner will void the warranty immediately.
Still have other questions?
Check out my post on what is Bitcoin.