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Rockminer New R-box Bitcoin miner Evaluation by Cybtc

2014-9-27 14:25 | chuanwc

Roundup:In may this year,Rockminer released the first daisy-shaped USB miner called R-box (Hashrate:32-36G, consumption:50W). Recently they launched a new version about this USB miner which code-named 'New R- ...

In may this year,Rockminer released the first daisy-shaped USB miner called R-box (Hashrate:32-36G, consumption:50W). Recently they launched a new version about this USB miner which code-named 'New R-box'(12 chips with Hashrate:100-110G,consumption:110W).

1. Package:
The miner with plastic film.

New R-box with gift packaging. White box with Rockminer and bitcoin logo,looks nice.

Package includes: Pci-e 6pin power line extension (about 50CM long) and USB data line (about 45CM long) each.

New R-box loos like a small box.The black surface is printed with white logo.

In the front of miner,there are two '8cm' cooling fan.

From the back,you can see blade with radiation fin here.

On the top the miner, from left to right there are T miniUSB data interface,LED status, PCI-e6pin interface.

The production process of the miner looks good.

Sepcification:
Hash rate :100-110G
Power: AC input 100 W/H 
Size: 472*182*385 mm
Package Size:190*173*76mm
Gross weight: 2.6kg
Fan size: 8CM*2
Chip quantity: 12 PCS  28nm ASIC

The internal structure

Blade wiht 12 Asicminer BE200 chips.

Cooling fan with 2 pin.

2. Installation:
It's easy to install,you just need connect the miner to PC's usb interface,then connect the power supply.

3. Software setting:
We run the software under win7 system.Take power on,computer will automatically install the USB driver.(You also can download the driver here:http://cn.silabs.com/products/mcu/Pages/USBtoUARTBridgeVCPDrivers.aspx)

Then you cee the com port in the device manager control panel.After that you should download the cgminer here:https://github.com/rockminerinc/cgminer-for-Rocket-box

Download&decompression, open zadig_xp_2.1.0.exe.First of all you should get the silabser USB driver version replaced with V6.1.7600.16385 version (which drive cgminer mining software can identify).

After these reboot the PC.

Edit the start.bat file,type your pool's address&user name,password.

Run start.bat.The new box will begain to work. 

After 11 hours,the hashate is about 100G.

4.Power consumption, noise and temperature test.
The temperature of the environment:28 degree
Environmental noise:40dBa.

Power consumtion:about 112W.

Noise:58dBa (8cm) 

Noise:49dBa (1m) 

Temperature:
Air outlet:39 degree

Side of the box:33 degree

5. Summary 
1.The New-R box has nice design.
2.Gift packaging is good and you can use it to mine other cryptocoins.
3.New R-box is a differentiated product,giving fans an extra option for mining their own bitcoins at office.
4.The chip manufacturing process based on 0.40nm,compared  to 28nm Asic chips, power ratio is not good enough.
5.Little big noise,does not fit in the bedroom.Suitable for the living room corner.You can diy it yourself. 
6.Hashrate is about 98G-105G.
7.Low PSU requirements.
8.usb cable is a little short.
9.You can opertae the New R-box with raspberry pi,if you have one.

Source&Author:http://www.cybtc.com/article-1378-1.html by 小若
Translators:chuanwc

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