About the Chia Plotting category

All about creating Chia plot files. Getting started with some spare hard drive space? If you want to know how many plots for your specific rig – read How Many Plots Can I Make a Day!

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You should really read the excellent @Blueoxx blog post linked above, but I’ll TL;DR it here in the hopes that people will actually read… something… anything

  1. CPU → (Cores + Threads) / 2
  2. RAM → (Total RAM)MB / 3400MB
  3. Temp Space → (Total Disk Space)GB / 250GB

Round ↓ down in the above calculations.

Notes on performance:

  1. CPU → Single threaded performance matters A LOT in overall plot time. It is arguably the single most important factor in plot time. The more cores, the better.
  2. Disk → I/O bandwidth is important, primarily as you do multiple plots to the same destination. For a single plot, even a regular HDD will do OK-ish. For multiple plots to the same destination disk, you want SSD, and ideally NVMe, even better an ultra-fast PCI 4.0 NVMe drive.
  3. Ram → the least important of all the criteria. Just make sure you have the minimum required. Adding more RAM does almost nothing to improve plot time.
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