So I’m not sure what I am doing wrong. I’ve got 4 1tb ssds for plotting, and four 6 tb platter drives to move the data to. I’m running a i7-5930K 3.50GHz and 64gig of ram but I can’t even make this thing plot 1 plot.
The ssd and platter drives were connected to the system board, now the ssds are connected to a sata card because I wasn’t sure if I burned out my system board. (I didn’t)
The other day I started this out with trying to to load 20 plots per ssd run in sequential order not in parallel. Not even ten minutes later the chia app went non responsive and my one ssd drive disappeared. After a reboot the one drive came back, and I tried again but this time at 10 plots per ssd using 5 of 6 cores and 6750 for the ram. Again after a few minutes my drive disappeared. When I rebooted the machine this time I had to format the drive to get it to respond properly.
So before I went to bed for the night I tried it again on a different ssd and platter and only set it for 4 plots with default ram and 2 cores then went to bed. This morning it was at 8% and 10% after I got home from work. When I even moved the mouse the chia unit went no responsive and cpu usage was at 0%. This evening I tried just doing a single plot and the cpu wasn’t even working at all and the Cia app went not responding very shortly after. Crashed my ssds hard enough it took a full shut down and restart to get them to come back.
I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong here. The ssds are samsung 870 qvo 1tb with read and write speeds over 500MB/s. I’ve even tried SSD to SSD and no difference.
Yesterday i was going over the beginners guide and the one thing I tried different was that i limited my threads to 4 and 5000 for the ram. I thought this was working but when i got to it this morning the chia.exe precess had used up a large amount of memory but the cpu was only at 1% usage. I tried this again this morning and kept a watch on it. It looked like it was going well for 20 minutes then all cpu usage dropped to nothing and the ssd was at 0% usage and never started working again.
In the task manager there were 4 chia.exe procesess with the disk icon and 4 with the chia leaf icon.
Anyone have any thoughts? I have ran the samsung magician application and it says the drives are fine.